GRS and Coli team up to target Japanese renewables market

Global Renewables Shipbrokers and Coli Schiffahrt & Transport have teamed up to target offshore renewable growth markets in Asia and Japan in particular. The timing to enter the Japanese market is ideal, the partners say. “Currently all levers are set in motion.”

The aim of the cooperation is to provide “fast and first-class project development of offshore wind farm projects in Japan”, a market which Global Renewables Shipbrokers (GRS) has been eyeing for a while.

At the end of 2018, Tokyo has adopted legislation which paves the way for all future developments of far offshore projects in Japan. After a few offshore wind test projects, the next larger commercial-scale projects will be installed within the next two years, GRS states. With its long coastline and high wind speeds, Japan is in a very good position for establishing offshore wind projects on a large scale, the analysts conclude.

“The market entry to Japan is ideal at this point in time,” says managing partner Matthias Mroß of GRS. “Currently all levers are set in motion to achieve the ambitious plans for the expansion of offshore wind energy in Japan. We have monitored the offshore renewables market in Japan for a long time. Now we take the opportunity to enter this market.”

“With Coli we have a competent and experienced partner in the field of breakbulk and project cargo – especially between Europe and the Far East – by our side”, he added. With CPC Consolidated Pool Carriers, the Coli Group has been established in Japan since 1997.

Managing director Herbert Lösing of Coli Schiffahrt & Transport says he looks forward to the collaboration. “Together, we are able to guarantee the market a broad service portfolio as well as a reliable and swift implementation. All parties will benefit from the synergies created”, he says.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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