Japan’s Agency for Natural
Resources and Energy, part of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
(METI), has released a questionnaire requesting information from offshore
stakeholders. Currently, under recent legislation, METI is in the process
of selecting ‘promotion areas’, where offshore wind development will
To this end, the agency has requested information from ‘companies planning
offshore wind power generation projects throughout Japan’. METI
is specifically looking for developers who have carried out environmental
surveys, such as checking wind wave conditions and system status. METI
is looking to use any data provided for internal government review and
it is to be reviewed by a third party.
The following topics are covered by the request, which opened earlier this
month (January 2020): ‘Basic Information,’ ‘System Related,’ ‘Survey
Related’, ‘Base Port’, and ‘Land’. METI asks that responses be emailed
or posted directly to them, no later than 14th February 2019.
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