Wind Energy – Floating Wind
K Line Wind Service is expanding its footprint in the renewables sector with a project aimed at mass production of floating wind foundations and a reduction in the cost of installation.
The Japanese shipping major has formed a consortium with Japan Marine United Corporation, Nihon Shipyard and Toa Corporation to develop solutions for floating offshore wind in Japan due to limited shallow water potential.
Each consortium member will be in charge of different aspects of the project, with K Line Wind Service responsible for the development of a cost-competitive floating foundation installation method.
Japan Marine United Corporation will lead the development/manufacturing of floating foundations and engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of floating offshore wind projects. Nihon Shipyard will be responsible for the engineering of floating foundations and the development of offshore support vessels, while Toa Corporation will work on developing a cost-competitive wind turbine assembly process.