Kajima Corporation and Van Oord have been selected for three offshore wind projects in Japan.

The contracts are the first of this size for Van Oord in Japan and it is partnering with local construction company Kajima. The projects involve providing all supporting components and auxiliary systems other than the wind turbines.

In December 2021 the Government of Japan selected three consortiums, all led by Mitsubishi Corporation Energy Solutions, as the operators for three offshore wind power projects in Akita, northern Japan, and Chiba, near Tokyo.

These are the wind farm near Choshi in Chiba (391 MW), the wind project (479 MW) off the coast of Noshiro, Mitane and Oga in Akita and the project off the coast of Yurihonjo in Akita (819 MW). Yurihonjo will be the largest wind farm in Japan. Execution of this portfolio of projects will take place over several years and is expected to start in the second half of this decade.

By joining forces with Kajima, Van Oord aims to contribute to the successful development of offshore wind in Japan, the company said.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News