Wind energy – Japan
JFE Engineering Corporation has decided to make a capital investment for a new monopile foundation fabrication facility for offshore wind power.
The factory is poised to be the first monopile manufacturing facility in Japan, and is expected to require a total capital investment of around 40 billion yen (approx. £265 million).
“A monopile foundation is difficult to manufacture at existing factories in Japan at this very moment. When completed, this factory will be the first monopile basic manufacturing factory in Japan. Our launch of a domestic manufacturing business for monopile foundations will greatly contribute to the achievement of this government goal,” JFE said.