First TPs for Akita-Noshiro leave Smulder's yard

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On Thursday 5 November, the first four transition pieces for the or the Akita and Noshiro offshore wind farms in Japan left Smulder's yard in Hoboken and set sail to SIF in Rotterdam.

The company was contracted to manufacture the 33 transition pieces in total on behalf of Sif Group. Sif was tasked by EPCI contractors Kajima corp for 33 monopiles for the projects. Both are to be installed by Seajacks using its 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.

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 which will be delivered in the second half of 2021. With an output of 139 MW, the project will supply around 130,000 homes once complete in 2022.

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