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Latest Japan Offshore Wind Power Articles

Japanese government to decide offshore plan

JAPAN: The government will decide on a basic plan to promote offshore wind, including the location of designated construction zones.

Port deal signed for Japanese harbour project

JAPAN: Local developer Hibiki Wind Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Kitakyushu City authorities to use port facilities for an offshore wind project.

Offshore wind financing ready to take off

JAPAN: Construction company Toda has announced the issue of a JPY 10 billion, five-year green bond, with 100 % of the funds raised used to finance development of a floating offshore windfarm near the Goto Islands off southern Japan.

Hitachi wins Kashima Port South re-tender

JAPAN: The Ibaraki Prefectural Government has announced that a consortium formed by the Windpower Energy Group and Hitachi Windpower have been selected to take over the Kashima Port South offshore wind project.

LM completes Hitachi 5.2MW blade tests

JAPAN: Danish blade manufacturer LM Wind Power has installed and tested the blades on Hitachi's 5.2MW prototype offshore wind turbine at an onshore site in Japan.

Principle Power and Mitsui form partnership

JAPAN: Principle Power and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) have signed a collaboration agreement to promote WindFloat projects.

Business lobby seeks to clarify sea use for offshore wind

JAPAN: The Japanese Business Federation has asked the government to draw up guidelines to be used by regional authorities when granting permission for long-term use of the general sea areas by offshore wind operators.

Japanese offshore wind 'not utilised and underestimated'

JAPAN: Japan's move away from nuclear and fossil fuel power can be helped by offshore wind supporting the country's baseload power, a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has found.

SB Energy sells stake in offshore joint venture

JAPAN: SB Energy has sold its share in an offshore wind power project located in Ibaraki prefecture, due to differences of opinion between the three partners.

Marubeni cancels part of port-based project

JAPAN: The Marubeni Corporation has informed the Ibaraki prefectural government it will stop developing a wind project planned for a site in Kashima port.