Penta-Ocean and DEME team up to build wind farms in Japan

PRESS RELEASE – Penta-Ocean and DEME Offshore have teamed up to jointly build offshore wind farms in Japanese waters. The companies will first develop new technologies to fight the elements and subsequently execute projects together. 

Japan has recently adopted new regulations promoting offshore wind power generation in the sea and port areas,  the development. As a result, the local market has gained considerable momentum and is now considered to be one of Asia’s major growth markets.

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

DEME and Penta-Ocean want to find comprehensive solutions to these challenges by combining DEME’s experience and technological know-how in Europe with those of Penta-Ocean in Japan. 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, ultimately leading to joint execution of offshore wind farm projects in Japan.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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