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Latest Japan Offshore Wind Power Articles

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.

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.