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Latest Japan Offshore Wind Power Articles

E.on partners with Japanese developer

E.on has signed a cooperation agreement with renewables developer Kyuden Mirai Energy to jointly develop offshore wind farms with fixed-bottom foundations in Japanese waters.

Cyclone and earthquake project launched

Certification body DNV GL has launched a new joint industry project to develop new guidelines for designing offshore wind turbines for markets hit by cyclones and earthquakes.

Hitachi suspends production, favours Enercon

Hitachi will stop producing its own turbines and instead focus on distributing Enercon machines in Japan and overseas, expanding a 20-year-old collaboration agreement with the German manufacturer.

Ørsted signs Japanese offshore wind MoU

Ørsted has entered the Japanese offshore wind sector by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to work jointly on offshore wind projects.

Japanese parliament passes offshore bill

JAPAN: Parliament has approved a bill paving the way for development rights in potential offshore wind zones to be auctioned as early as spring 2019, according to the Japanese Wind Power Association (JWPA).

Updated: Japanese offshore bill reintroduced

JAPAN: The cabinet has again approved a bill for the promotion of offshore wind after it was not passed before the end of this summer's parliamentary session.

MHI Vestas unveils 10MW turbine

DENMARK/JAPAN: MHI Vestas has achieved a power rating of 10MW with its V164 turbine platform, the manufacturer announced.

MHI Vestas trademarks V174

DENMARK/JAPAN: MHI Vestas has had trademarks approved for the words 'V174-9.0MW' and 'V174-9.1MW' in the European Union.

J-Power, Engie sign collaboration deal

JAPAN: Power generation company J-Power has signed an agreement with French utility Engie to jointly work on "power projects, particularly in large-scale commercial offshore wind projects".

Japanese floater ready for installation

JAPAN: A floating demonstration project using an Ideol platform and an Aerodyn turbine has completed construction in the port at Kitakyushu in the south-west of the country.

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