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Marubeni Corporation opens first office in Scotland

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 23/11/2022 Scottish Enterprise

Marubeni Europower Limited has opened of its first office in Glasgow. The investment follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which it signed with Scotland’s national economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise, last year during COP26.

The opening coincides with Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero & Energy, Michael Matheson, meeting with Marubeni executives in Tokyo this week as part of a five-day programme of engagements with Japanese energy companies and stakeholder.

Part of the consortium for ScotWind’s floating offshore wind project, the Marubeni team is working with SSE Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners to develop what is poised become one of the world’s largest floating offshore wind farms off the east coast of Scotland.

Marubeni Corporation is also at the supporting a hydrogen project in Glasgow city that aims to establish a Green Energy Hub which will supply green hydrogen to local users including Scottish Event Campus to hold net zero events.

Working closely both with Scottish Enterprise executives in Scotland and at its international arm Scottish Development International’s field office in Tokyo, the team has been focused on helping to address gaps in the local supply chain.

Mr Matheson said: “Scotland has the people, the skills and natural resources to become a global leader in renewable and low carbon energy. From delivering ScotWind to accelerating low carbon technologies such as hydrogen, our energy transition presents enormous potential."

David Rennie, Head of Low Carbon Energy at Scottish Enterprise said: “Scotland has strong trade and investment links with Japan, particularly in key sectors such as renewable energy.

“The opening of Marubeni Europower Limited’s new premises in Glasgow marks an important milestone in further strengthening our valued relationship with the company and its support for Scotland’s net zero ambitions.”

Tomoki Nishino, President & CEO of Marubeni Europower Limited, said, “We are delighted to have opened our office in Glasgow. Especially as a developer of the Scottish offshore wind project Ossian and green hydrogen project in Glasgow, it is extremely important for us to reach out to the stakeholders and citizens of Scotland and listen to their voices. Our members in Glasgow are proudly committed to contribute to achieving Scotland’s net zero ambitions by delivering these significant low carbon projects, together with our friends in Scotland.”


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