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Equinor teams up with JERA, J-Power to develop offshore wind projects in Japan

Renewables Now:

Norway’s Equinor ASA is joining forces with utility JERA Co Inc and Electric Power Development Co Ltd, also known as J-Power, to develop a number of offshore wind projects in Japanese waters.

The trio announced today that they have created a consortium to jointly evaluate and work towards submitting a bid for projects off Noshiro City, Mitane Town, Oga City and Yurihonjo City in Akita Prefecture. The group plans to bid for these schemes based on the “Act on Promoting the Utilization of Sea Areas for the Development of Marine Renewable Energy Power Generation Facilities.”

When it comes to offshore wind power, JERA has gathered experience in Taiwan, while J-Power gained expertise by participating in a demo project off Kita-Kyushu City in Japan and is also taking part in the 857-MW Triton Knoll off the UK coast.

Equinor, in turn, has offshore wind positions in the UK, the US North East and in the Baltic Sea. It considers Japan to be “a growth market with high potential for both bottom fixed and floating offshore wind,” the announcement says.

[Ivan Shumkov]

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