All foundations installed at Japanese wind farm

All 33 monopiles and transition pieces that make up the foundations for the Akita and Noshiro offshore wind farms off the Japanese coast have been installed. Work was completed using Seajacks' offshore jack-up vessel Seajacks Zaratan.

Akita and Noshiro wind farms, which are set to be the first utility-scale offshore wind projects in Japan, will be delivered by Akita Offshore Wind Corporation, a special purpose company set up by a consortium led by Marubeni.

Seajacks Japan LLC  will transport and installation of 33 wind turbine generators at the offshore wind farms. Installation is scheduled to commence in 2022, where
Seajacks Zaratan will continue to be utilised on the project following the foundation installation campaign in the previous year.

Located at the ports of Akita and Noshiro in the coastal zone of Akita prefecture, the wind farms will feature 33 Vestas V117-4.2 MW typhoon variant turbines. With an output of 139 MW, the project will supply around 130,000 homes once complete in 2022.

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