Japanese energy company JERA and installation contractor Shimizu have concluded a memorandum of understanding that will see them collaborate in the offshore wind energy sector
The MOU provides that JERA and Shimizu will explore ways to utilise their respective know-how and resources in offshore wind to collaborate on projects in Japan and overseas.
Based on the MOU, both companies plan to respond to upcoming Japanese government tenders relating to developing offshore wind power projects in Akita prefecture and elsewhere in Japan.
The companies will also continue to search for suitable locations and evaluate technology with the goal of further project development.
Shimizu plans to enhance its focus on constructing offshore windfarms, using a self-elevating platform (jack-up) vessel it is currently constructing.