Fugro performs site characterisation activities for Japanese Offshore Wind Farm

Fugro is performing site characterisation activities for a wind farm development by the consortium of RWE, Mitsui & Co., and Osaka Gas off Japan’s west coast.

Fugro’s Geo-data will contribute to the detailed design of future turbine foundations and cable routes for the fixed-bottom wind farm located off the coast of the Japanese cities of Murakami and Tainai, Niigate Prefecture, Japan.

The fieldwork started in May 2024 and is being performed from Fugro jack-up platform, the Amberjack and two of Fugro’s vessels the Equator and the Mariner. All are equipped with Fugro-owned geophysical, geotechnical and positioning systems, which will acquire Geo-data to enable the detailed design of turbine foundations and cable routes.

Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Regional Sales Director, said: “Fugro has been established in Japan for more than 30 years, and RWE is a key global client of ours. So we’re pleased that RWE, Mitsui & Co., and Osaka Gas have chosen us to deliver this important Japanese wind farm project, which will contribute to the country’s commitment to expand offshore wind capacity as part of its goal to be carbon neutral by 2050.”

The consortium of RWE (Offshore Wind Japan Murakami-Tainai K.K.), Mitsui and Osaka Gas won the contract to develop, construct and operate the wind farm in December 2023. The wind farm has a planned capacity of 684 MW and is expected to consist of 38 wind turbines. Full commissioning is scheduled for June 2029. Source: Fugro/RWE

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