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Seajacks Wins Offshore Wind Gig in Japan

Jan 11, 2021

Jack-up vessel services provider Seajacks has won a contract with Kajima Corporation to transport and install offshore wind turbines for a project in Japan.The contract, awarded to Seajack's Japanese subsidiary Seajacks Japan, is for the transport and installation of 33 MHI Vestas V117 – 4.2 MW wind turbine generators at the Akita Port and Noshiro Port offshore wind farms in Japanese waters.Installation is expected to begin in 2022…

Japan's Green Growth Strategy to Help Hit Carbon Neutrality Target

Dec 29, 2020

Japan laid out a “green growth strategy” last Friday that includes a goal to replace new gasoline-powered vehicles with electric cars by the mid-2030s to reach net-zero carbon emissions and generate nearly $2 trillion a year in green growth by 2050…

Japan to Reveal 'Green Growth' Strategy

Dec 24, 2020

Japan will lay out on Friday a “green growth strategy” that includes a goal to replace gasoline-powered vehicles with electric cars by around 2035, the Nikkei newspaper reported.The strategy will serve as an action plan to achieve Prime Minister…

Atlantis Delivers Tidal Power Equipment to Japan

Dec 22, 2020

Tidal energy developer Atlantis said Tuesday its Scottish-made tidal generation equipment had arrived in Japan.The Atlantis designed and built tidal generation system has arrived in Nagasaki harbor, Japan having left Scotland in October. It…

Solstad Taps IKM Subsea for ROV Services in Taiwan

Dec 07, 2020

ROV manufacturer and operator IKM Subsea Singapore has won a contract with the Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad for ROV services at the construction support vessel, the Normand Baltic.The contract will see  IKM Subsea provide the Merlin…

MHI Vestas, CIP Lease 5000 sqm Site in Taiwan for Offshore Wind Turbine Works

Dec 02, 2020

Offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and developer Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have secured a 5000 square meter site in Taiwan, to support the construction of CIP’s Changfang & Xidao Offshore Wind Project.The site…

Tokyo Gas Joins Chiba Offshore Wind Partnership

Nov 25, 2020

Japan's largest provider of city gas Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. has joined the joint venture established by Shizen Energy Inc. and Northland Power Inc. in 2019 for the development of offshore wind projects in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, the partners announced Wednesday…

Japan to Introduce Tax Breaks, Fund to Support Zero-carbon Goal

Nov 13, 2020

Japan plans to introduce tax incentives and create a research fund to support so-called green investment, as the government pushes to meet a target of carbon-neutrality announced earlier this month, the Nikkei newspaper reported.The government…

VIDEO: Dship Carriers Delivers Offshore Wind Pile Installation Frame to Taiwan

Nov 11, 2020

Ocean transportation services company Dship Carriers has said it has transported a 750-metric-ton Pile Installation Frame (PIF), measuring 33.5 x 33.5 x 29 meters, as well as other offshore and seabed equipment from Rotterdam, the Netherlands to An Ping…

Australia's Iron Ore Giant Fortescue Plans 235GW Green Energy Drive

Nov 11, 2020

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest outlined ambitious plans on Wednesday to build a renewable energy business, aiming to compete with oil giants to provide low-cost green energy globally.Billionaire Forrest, who turned Fortescue Metals…

MODEC Sets Out to Reduce Cost of Floating Wind Turbines

Oct 30, 2020

Japanese FPSO specialist MODEC says it is working with partners to develop a solution that will reduce the overall cost of floating offshore wind turbines.For some time, floating offshore wind has been something of a niche, but now full-scale demonstrators are in the works…

BP Swings Back to Small 3Q Profit

Oct 27, 2020

BP swung back to a small profit in the third quarter but warned the pace of recovery from the pandemic remains uncertain and continued to weigh on fuel demand and refining profits.The London-based company said that while fuel demand in Asia…

IEA: Pandemic Could Delay Energy Demand Recovery. Upstream Spending to Grow

Oct 13, 2020

A slow economic recovery from the pandemic threatens to delay a full rebound in world energy demand to 2025, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.In its central scenario, a vaccine and therapeutics could mean the global economy rebounds in 2021 and energy demand recovers by 2023…

OHT Orders Its First Wind Turbine Generator Installation Unit

Oct 05, 2020

Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has signed the firm order for the construction of an offshore wind turbine generator installation vessel, which will mark the heavy-lift and transportation company's entry into the offshore wind turbine installation business…

Iberdrola, Macquarie Enter Offshore Wind JV in Japan

Sep 17, 2020

Iberdrola has bought Japan-based renewables developer Acacia and signed a joint venture deal with Macquarie's Green Investment Group to develop an offshore wind farm portfolio, the Spanish energy company said on Thursday.Iberdrola and its new…

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