Seajacks scores Japanese installation contract

In: VesselsWindfarms
27/03/2020
UK based wind turbine installation vessel operator Seajacks International Limited (Seajacks), owned by Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni), INCJ, Ltd., and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., through its 100% subsidiary Seajacks Japan, Ltd., signed a foundation installation contract with Kajima Corporation for construction of a Japanese offshore wind farm. It concerns the Akita Port and Noshiro Port offshore wind in Akita Prefecture.

This projects are expected to be the first bottom-fixed large-scale offshore wind power projects in Japan funded 100% on a commercial basis. This is the first contract in Japan for Seajacks who will commence offshore construction work on a large wind installation vessel called
Zaratan in 2021.

Akita Port and Noshiro Port will have a combined capacity of around 138 MW. MHI Vestas has been commissioned to will supply 33 V117-4.2 MW turbines for the two project. A total of 13 turbines will be supplied at the Akita site, while the Noshiro site will incorporate 20 turbines. In total, the projects will supply the equivalent of nearly 130,000 homes.

Seajacks is an experienced operator of special purpose vessels that supports the establishment of offshore wind supply chain around the world. The company owns five offshore wind installation vessels, including one of the world’s largest and most capable vessels called Scylla, and claims to have installed more than 450 wind turbines primarily in European waters.

In Asia, Seajacks has supported the installation of Taiwan’s first commercial scale project Formosa 1 Phase 2 (120MW). It was the first offshore wind farm in Taiwan completed in 2019 on the basis of commercial financing.

In addition, Seajacks has secured two more contracts in Taiwan – the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project (376MW), scheduled to begin installation in 2021, and the Greater Changhua offshore wind farm project (888MW), scheduled to begin installation in 2022.



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