Hitachi Zosen in Japan and Naval Energies in France have signed a memorandum of understanding they describe as the ‘next step’ following a joint feasibility study conducted in 2019
The aim of that study was to jointly design and build floating wind turbines using Naval Energies’ semi-submersible floater.
Building on the work carried out by Hitachi Zosen and Naval Energies during the feasibility study, the companies plan to extend their collaboration to other projects and to start defining their future industrial co-operation in more detail.
Naval Energies president Laurent Schneider-Maunoury said, “This new agreement is a sign of mutual trust between our two companies.
“It consolidates our existing co-operation and lays the foundation for a strong partnership for the future of floating wind energy in Japan.”
Hitachi Zosen general manager wind power Takashi Fujita said, “Of all floating wind foundations, we consider Naval Energies’ semi-submersible one of the best in the market. This new agreement will consolidate our co-operation.”