January 10 (Renewables Now) - Spain-based Saitec Offshore Technologies has joined hands with Spanish-Japanese renewables developer Univergy to form a special purpose company that will develop floating offshore wind projects in Japan.
According to a joint statement by the two companies, Saitec Offshore will provide its technical knowledge in basic engineering and will prepare designs for the development of offshore wind projects. The company will also deliver its Sath floating concrete platform technology, which uses a prestressed-concrete floating platform consisting of two cylindrical and horizontal hulls with conical ends linked to each other through bar-frame structures.
Meanwhile, Univergy will bring to the new entity know-how for the development of offshore wind projects in Japan. The company's portfolio of offshore wind projects in the Asian country exceeds 800 MW.
According to Ignacio Blanco, executive president of Univergy, the partnership has "a high strategic value" for the development of offshore wind projects.