26 °C Singapore, SG
June 15, 2021
Latest News
How the next 5 years can buy us a decade to solve climate change G7 leaders urged to support SAF Uncrewed survey vehicles for offshore wind farm surveys Pathway to global climate catastrophe is clear Mohdi: India’s vision for a biofuels future EGAT to pilot flexibility in Thailand China Briefing, 3 June 2021: New climate ‘leaders group’; ‘Record-breaking’ electricity consumption; ‘Artificial sun’ Wärtsilä commissions first energy storage projects in the Philippines China’s first floating wind turbine ready for installation IEEFA Update: G7 coal finance exit and why it matters for India Accelerating Renewables in Asian Cities: Opportunities for Cleaner Air Iberdrola and Mitsubishi Power partner for renewable technologies Bundestag clears way for more climate protection in transport Analysis: China’s carbon emissions grow at fastest rate for more than a decade Ørsted forms alliance for Japanese offshore wind Hitachi ABB Power Grids selected for Thailand’s largest private microgrid Taiwanese company buys majority stake in ENGIE’s storage and EV arm US ethanol exports rebound on near-record shipments to China The Pacific calls Australia to Fund Our Future – NOT Gas. Limiting warming to 1.5C would ‘halve’ land-ice contribution to sea level rise by 2100 Ed’s note: Space, the final frontier Only intact forests can stave off climate change Tesla posts $438 million 1Q profit on strong electric vehicle sales Lithium Systems Acquires 123 Ton eDumper Project Toyota Tsusho to conduct biofuels trials in Singapore UN declares 2021 is ‘year for action’ on climate Loss of Arctic sea ice can spoil French wine harvest Southeast Asia to establish its own framework for green investments, but natural gas remains a feature Major Asian bank says it’s not practical in the short term to cut off clients in the coal business Volkswagen Reveals the ID.6 CROZZ and ID.6 X

Ørsted forms alliance for Japanese offshore wind

Ørsted, Japan Wind Development Company (JWD) and Eurus Energy have formed a partnership to develop two offshore wind projects in Japan’s Akita prefecture under the government’s forthcoming offshore wind auction round.

The three companies have been developing two designated offshore wind sites off the coast of Akita — a 415MW project off Noshiro and 730MW project off Yurihonjo.

JWD has been conducting investigations including wind measurements, seabed surveys and environmental impact assessments at the two sites since 2017. It is expected that bottom-fixed foundations will be used at both wind farms.

The partnership combines Ørsted’s offshore wind expertise with JWD’s knowledge of Japanese onshore wind and Eurus Energy’s operational track record in onshore wind in Akita.

“As a strategic market for Ørsted, Japan has great potential and optimal conditions to develop offshore wind,” said Matthias Bausenwein, president of Asia-Pacific at Ørsted. “Ørsted has a unique opportunity and obligation to be a catalyst for the green transformation in Japan.”

“We are excited to partner with Ørsted and Eurus Energy,” said JWD’s president and CEO, Masayuki Tsukawaki. “By leveraging each company’s long-standing experience and knowledge, working together with local stakeholders, we believe we can build the first large-scale offshore wind farms in Akita successfully.”

Japan has plans to install up to 45GW of offshore wind by 2040, with yearly wind auctions allocating capacity.

Several global developers are partnering with local companies to exploit offshore wind development opportunities in Japan. Equinor formed a partnership last September to target Akita.

Source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *