Co., Inc. (JERA) and Shimizu Corporation (Shimizu) have entered into a
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning collaboration in the offshore
wind power generation business. Under the agreement, the companies will
explore ways to collaborate on related projects in Japan and overseas.
Based on the MOU, both companies will move forward in earnest to prepare
for Japanese government-conducted public tenders related to the development
of offshore wind power projects in Akita Prefecture and elsewhere in Japan.
Both companies will continue to search for suitable locations and evaluate
technologies with the goal of further project development.
JERA stated that it will leverage its experience in large-scale power development
to develop offshore wind power projects. The company is involved with a
number of offshore wind in projects in the United Kingdom and Taiwan at
different stages of development. These include the recently constructed
off the Taiwanese coast and the Gunfleet
in the UK.
Shimizu is aiming to achieve the top market share in offshore wind farm
construction by leveraging its extensive expertise in the design and construction
of onshore and offshore wind power generation facilities and the SEP (Self-Elevating
Platform) vessel it is currently constructing.
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