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Japan's MOL invests in Dutch TouchWind floating offshore wind turbines

4C Offshore | Mark Casey
By: Mark Casey 11/09/2023 MOL

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) is going to invest in Dutch floating wind technology developer TouchWind and will obtain a minority share in the company.

With a financial investment, field testing of TouchWind’s tilting angled one-piece rotor floating wind turbine can be expanded as well as new research into positive wake effects.

“We are pleased that we can continue the journey with TouchWind and have become a shareholder of the company as we see exciting potential in their technology”, said Ryota Hayashi, General Manager, Wind Power Projects Unit at MOL.

TouchWind CEO, Rikus van de Klippe, added: “We have been working together for a year now on the further development of our floating wind turbine. Field testing with a 6m diameter rotor is in full preparation at the Oostvoorne lake in the Netherlands. With MOL as a shareholder and their investments we can speed up our testing programme, prove our technology and reduce time to market”.

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