Penta-Ocean and DEME into Japanese offshore wind

Penta-Ocean and DEME Offshore will work together on the construction of offshore wind farms in Japan and have signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect. The development of offshore wind is gaining traction throughout Japan due to new regulations.

The recent regulations promote offshore wind power generation in the general sea areas, as well as in port and harbour areas.

However, offshore wind projects can face very complex subsoils due to mixed sandy and rocky, sometimes soft grounds, together with severe metocean conditions like typhoons, bomb cyclones, etc. In addition, seismic forces need to be considered.

The Japanese marine contractor brings in expertise of the area whereas DEME, as an offshore marine engineering company from Belgium, has extensive experience and technological know-how when it comes to offshore wind in Europe.

As a first step, the companies 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 farm projects in Japan.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.