Seajacks secures installation contract in Japan

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Seajacks Japan LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Seajacks International (Seajacks), has been awarded a contract with Kajima Corporation for the transport and installation of 33 MHI Vestas V117 – 4.2 MW wind turbine generators at the Akita Port and Noshiro Port offshore wind farms in Japanese waters.

Installation is scheduled to commence in 2022, where
Seajacks Zaratan will continue to be utilised on the project following the foundation installation campaign in the previous year. This will be the first commercial size fixed bottom wind farm in Japan and a second for Seajacks Zaratan in Asia following on from the Formosa 1 phase 2 project in Taiwan.

Sebastian Brooke, Seajacks COO, said: “We are very pleased to have been awarded our first turbine installation contract in Japan and excited to extend our involvement in this ground-breaking project.

"This award amplifies our commitment to the region and Japan specifically. We have been and will continue to work closely with local authorities and bodies to ensure the successful execution of this project. We are looking forward to further engaging with local stakeholders as this project develops.

"Seajacks Zaratan is a proven vessel in this region and brings a wealth of installation experience to the project. Building on our strong track record and reputation we are committed to making this project a success."

Akita and Noshiro wind farms, which are set to be the first utility-scale offshore wind projects in Japan, will be delivered by Akita Offshore Wind Corporation, a special purpose company set up by a consortium led by Marubeni.

Located at the ports of Akita and Noshiro in the coastal zone of Akita prefecture, the wind farms will feature 33 Vestas V117-4.2 MW typhoon variant turbines which will be delivered in the second half of 2021. With an output of 139 MW, the project will supply around 130,000 homes once complete in 2022.

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