Shimizu and Heerema form cooperation agreement

Shimizu Corporation and Heerema Marine Contractors have entered into a cooperation agreement for the Japanese offshore wind market. The cooperation is primarily focused on installing turbine foundations, where Heerema will support Shimizu with engineering and offshore construction expertise.

Jeroen van Oosten, Business Unit Director Wind for Heerema Marine Contractors, commented: “We look forward to supporting Shimizu on its journey in the Japanese offshore wind market. We are happy and honored to be working with a general contractor with a strong ambition to support the growth of offshore wind in Japan.”

Shimizu is one of the largest general contractors in Japan. The company has been involved in the first offshore wind pilot projects and has the ambition to play a major role in the Japanese energy transition. Shimizu is currently building a jack-up with a 2500t crane which os expected to be delivered late 2022.

Back in June, Shimizu revealed that it had started working with Fred. Olsen Ocean (FOO) and its subsidiaries Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) and Global Wind Service (GWS), on offshore wind installation projects in and out of Japan.