Wpd joins JRE to co-develop up to 300-MW wind project off Japan

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September 7 (Renewables Now) - Japan Renewable Energy Corporation (JRE) announced today it has welcomed German renewables developer Wpd AG into the development of its up to 299.5-MW offshore wind project in Nagasaki prefecture.

Under the terms of the agreement, the European company will invest in and co-develop the Saikai Enoshima offshore wind power project, as it is named.

GK Saikai Enoshima Offshore Wind is the controlling vehicle of the project, while Saikai Enoshima Beteiligungs GmbH, a whole-owned subsidiary of Wpd, is now a co-shareholder together with JRE.

To be implemented in coastal Enoshima, Saikai city, the offshore wind scheme will consist of a maximum of 24 turbines, with individual capacities between 14 MW and 15 MW.

Commercial operations are expected to start in fiscal 2028.

At present, JRE is conducting various studies, including environmental impact assessments, and engaging in talks with the local community and other stakeholders.

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