Penta-Ocean Construction, Japan’s leading marine contractor and DEME Offshore in Belgium have concluded a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the construction of offshore windfarms in Japan
“By combining DEME Offshore’s extensive experience and technological know-how in Europe with those of Penta-Ocean in Japan, we will be able to provide comprehensive solutions for offshore wind projects,” said DEME.
“We believe that our collaboration will make a significant contribution to the expansion of Japan’s offshore wind industry.
“As a first step, we will start with the introduction and development of advanced technologies that are deemed useful and beneficial to the Japanese market, leading to joint execution of offshore wind projects in Japan.”
Penta-Ocean has an extensive track record and background in marine civil engineering work in the sea areas surrounding Japan.
The Japanese company was involved in the construction and decommissioning of a demonstration offshore wind facility in the Hibikinada District of Kitakyushu Port, Fukuoka prefecture.
Penta-Ocean also owns an offshore installation vessel, CP-8001, which is equipped with an 800-tonne crane and is currently building a second vessel with a 1,600-tonne crane.