Japan Urged to Scale up Offshore Wind Auctions

(Reuters) International energy companies, from Germany's RWE to Spain's Iberdrola, are urging Japan to beef up offshore wind power auctions and make investments more attractive, amid soaring installation costs as competition for suppliers grows worldwide. Although desperate to ease its heavy dependence on energy imports from the Middle East and Russia, Japan is coming late to offshore wind,... Continue Reading →

MODEC turns to drones to tackle FPSO and offshore platform inspection challenges

(OET) Japan’s MODEC has joined forces with Terra Drone Corporation, a compatriot drone and urban air mobility (UAM) technology company, to pursue the technical development of inspection drones for floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessels and large offshore platforms. To this end, the two players signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on November 7, 2023. Currently,... Continue Reading →

Marubeni and Partners to Invest Billions of Euros in UK Offshore Wind, Green Hydrogen Projects

(OW) Japan’s Marubeni has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department for Business and Trade of the UK Government on comprehensive cooperation in clean energy projects, including offshore wind and green hydrogen businesses in the UK. According to Marubeni, the MoU affirms the partnership between the UK Government and the company, indicating the... Continue Reading →

Floating offshore wind planning gaining momentum

(OM) RenewableUK says the total number of floating offshore wind projects has increased over the past year from 230 to 285. The association’s latest EnergyPulse Insights report also found that 227 MW of floating offshore wind are fully operational across 14 projects in seven countries. Norway leads with 94 MW across three projects, followed by... Continue Reading →

Japanese Shipping Giant Buys Into Norwegian Floating Wind Firm

Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has, following a recent private placement, become a shareholder in Odfjell Oceanwind, a Norwegian floating wind technology developer. "The transaction generates significant capital which will be used to further strengthening Odfjell Oceanwind’s position as a global leader and frontrunner in floating offshore wind technologies. Odfjell Technology Ltd.... Continue Reading →

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