BW Ideol, Tohoku Electric Power form Japanese floating wind venture

BW Ideol and Tohoku Electric Power have initiated feasibility studies for a joint development of a commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm offshore Kuji City in Japan’s Iwate prefecture.

The development will feature BW Ideol’s Damping Pool technology. The two companies will pursue early commercialization of cost-competitive floating offshore wind power in Japan through this venture, according to BW Ideol.

Tohoku Electric Power is a Japanese utility founded in 1951. Under the Tohoku Electric Power Group Carbon Neutral Challenge 2050, it will seek to accelerate CO2 emissions reductions by maximizing use of renewable energy and nuclear power.

Its target is to develop 2 GW of wind power capacity, mainly in the six Tohoku prefectures and in Niigata prefecture.

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