Wind Energy – Japan
Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) is furthering its global expansion with a new venture into the Japanese market to support them in achieving the offshore wind targets set out by the Japanese government in the Basic Energy Plan.
The development of offshore wind farms in Japan brings some challenges, such as earthquakes, typhoons and unusual geological formation. In this new collaboration, GDG (Dublin) will combine its expertise in offshore engineering and geoscience with the local Japanese knowledge of Geo Marine Service and Nikken Sekkei to offer survey specification, wind turbine foundation design and certification process support to the Japanese market.
To date, GDG has supported 35,000 MW of offshore wind globally.
The Basic Energy Plan, issued by the Japanese government, has set a target of 45,000 MW of offshore wind by 2040. However, the Japanese service supply chain required to make this happen has not been sufficiently established, GDG said.