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Latest Japan Offshore Wind Power Articles

Ideol signs deal for concrete foundations in Japan

French foundation specialist Ideol will work with Japanese construction company Taisei Corporation to develop concrete foundations for floating offshore wind projects using its damping pool design.

Japan identifies 11 offshore wind sites

Japanese authorities have identified 11 sites with the potential for offshore wind development.

Japanese firm unveils next-gen installation vessel plans

Japanese construction contractor Shimizu is planning to build an offshore wind installation vessel capable of working with turbines with power ratings up to 12MW.

Ideol targets commercial-scale Japanese floater

French foundation specialist Ideol and Japanese renewable energy developer Shizen Energy plan to develop a commercial-scale floating wind farm off Kyushu, Japan's southernmost island.

SGRE enters Japanese offshore with 455MW nod

Siemens Gamesa has entered Japan's offshore wind sector by being named the preferred supplier for an up-to-455MW project off the north-west coast.

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).