Van Oord, Kajima picked for balance of plant work at 1.7 GW offshore Japan
Offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution working at the Prinses Amaliawindpark. Source: Van Oord
February 28 (Renewables Now) - Dutch marine contractor Van Oord on Monday said it has been selected as the preferred balance of plant contractor for 1.7 GW of offshore wind projects in Japan in partnership with Japanese construction company Kajima Corp (TYO:1812).
The contract concerns the three projects awarded in Japan's first auction for bottom-fixed offshore wind capacity in December 2021. Consortia, all led by Mitsubishi Corp (TYO:8058), were selected as the operators for these projects – an 819-MW wind farm off the coast of Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture, a 478.8-MW complex off Noshiro City, Akita Prefecture and a 390.6-MW wind farm off the coast of Choshi City, Chiba Prefecture.
Van Oord said execution of the projects is expected to start in the second half of the decade and will be carried out over several years.
Kajima and Van Oord have been assisting the consortia in the projects' development.
Van Oord secures a contract of this size for the first time in Japan and the company hopes it will reinforce its long-term position in Asia’s growing offshore wind market.