Wind Energy – MoU Japan
K Line Wind Service signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Penta-Ocean Construction (POC), regarding future collaboration on vessel management in the offshore wind construction and maintenance fields.
In Japan, offshore wind power is expected to increase its supply capacity as a major source of renewable energy to commit to carbon neutrality by 2050. In this context, the entire country is witnessing a surge in momentum for offshore wind construction.
POC currently intends to own three offshore installation vessels in total:
• Japan’s first offshore installation vessel equipped with a large crane, CP-8001 (800t lifting capacity, operating since 2019);
• offshore installation vessel CP-16001 (1,600t lifting capacity, scheduled to start operations in March 2023);
• offshore installation vessel Sea Challenger (to be upgraded to 1,600t lifting capacity, scheduled to start operations in spring 2025).
It is planned that these vessels will be owned by Japan Offshore Marine (JOM).
JOM is a joint venture company between POC and DEME Offshore.