Seajacks International awarded foundation installation contract for the Akita Port and Noshiro Port offshore wind farms
Seajacks Japan Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Seajacks International (Seajacks) has been awarded a contract with Kajima Corporation for the transport and installation of wind turbine foundations at the Akita Port and Noshiro Port offshore wind farms in Japan. The project is being developed by Akita Offshore Wind Corporation (AOW).
The Akita and Noshiro Port projects will consist of 33 MHI Vestas V117 – 4.2 MW offshore wind turbines installed 2km of the Akita Prefecture coastline. Installation is scheduled to commence in 2021 and Seajacks will mobilise ‘Seajacks Zaratan’, to execute the works.
This will be the first installation project for Seajacks in Japan and a second for Seajacks Zaratan in Asia following on from the Formosa 1 phase 2 project in Taiwan.
Blair Ainslie, Seajacks CEO, said:
“We are delighted to have secured our first contract in Japan. It is a very exciting time for offshore wind in Japan and we are extremely pleased to be playing a part in delivering the countries first fixed bottom commercial scale wind farm. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Kajima Corporation to deliver a successful project.
Zaratan has a proven foundation installation track record having executed similar operations elsewhere in Europe. We will be bringing trusted equipment and expertise to Japan to help them build the first of many offshore wind projects in the country.
This contract is an important milestone for Seajacks as it opens another new market for us and more importantly allows us to support our main shareholder Marubeni with their project”
Seajacks International are a UK based offshore installation company committed to building and operating the world’s most advanced and versatile fleet of self-propelled jack-up vessels equipped to service the demands of the offshore wind industry. Our on and offshore crews work in full conjunction with all of our clients, looking to provide the most cost-effective solutions in the safest environments possible.
Seajacks have installed over 500 offshore wind turbines in Europe and most recently in Taiwan. Seajacks UK own and operate a fleet of 5 GustoMSC designed vessels, all capable of installing and maintaining offshore wind farms in harsh conditions – Seajacks Kraken, Seajacks Leviathan, Seajacks Hydra, Seajacks Zaratan and Seajacks Scylla.