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Japanese JV accelerates 160MW offshore plans – reNews


A joint venture of Wind Power Group, Tokyo Gas and Vena Energy Holdings is to accelerate the development of the almost 160MW Kashima Port offshore wind farm off Japan.

The developers said the project, which is to be located in Kashima Port in Ibaraki Prefecture, will start construction in 2024 across an area of 680 hectares.

Kashima Port will comprise 19 turbines.

Wind Power Group chief executive Komatsuzaki Mamoru said: “Wind Power Group is a local company that has been developing onshore and offshore wind power generation projects in the Ibaraki Prefecture for 20 years.

“One of our projects, Wind Power Ibaraki, notably withstood the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011.

“We will leverage our experience to contribute to the development of this large-scale offshore wind project together with our partners.”

Vena Energy chief executive Nitin Apte said: “The Kashima Port project is a significant milestone for Vena Energy’s offshore wind strategy, and we are excited to accelerate the development of this project together with our partners.

“Japan is a key market for Vena Energy, representing the majority of our offshore wind pipeline and over a third of our 16GW renewable energy portfolio across the Asia-Pacific region.

“We are fully committed to accelerating the energy transition in Japan, the sustainability of our host communities, and the preservation of the environment.”


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