SAL Heavy Lift's Maria delivers components for Akita Noshiro OWF

SAL Heavy Lift’s Maria delivers components for Akita Noshiro OWF

Photo source: AOWC

Akita Offshore Wind Corporation has continued the preparation for the construction of its Akita Noshiro offshore wind farm project with the second components delivery reaching the Akita port in Japan. The company noted that on December 24, a vessel carrying 17 nacelles and 30 blades as wind turbine element arrived at Akita Port.

The company further noted that the vessel loaded the components in the port of Esbjerg, Denmark. Looking into the shipping data, SAL Heavy Lift (part of the Jumbo-SAL-Alliance) multipurpose vessel Maria was the one completing the shipment.

The first delivery including 11 towers as wind turbine element reached Akita port on December 12 onboard the SAL Heavy Lift’s Klara. The vessel delivered the components from the Chinese port of Taicang.

Klara making the first Akita Noshiro components delivery from Taicang to Akita port
Photo source: AOWC

Akita Offshore Wind Corporation further noted that is plans to sequentially deliver wind turbine components (towers, nacelles, blades) to the Akita port in preparation for the installation works scheduled to start in the spring of 2022.

The Akita Noshiro offshore wind project will see a total of 13 Vestas V117 offshore wind turbines with the capacity to produce 4.2 MW of power installed at the Akita port, and another 20 Vestas offshore wind turbines installed at Noshiro port. Approximately 140 MW in total electric power will be sold to Tohoku Electric Power for 20 years under a power purchase agreement (PPA). AOWC expects the commercial operation to start before the end of 2022.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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