Seajacks Japan LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Seajacks International (Seajacks) has been awarded a contract with Kajima Corporation for the transport and installation of 33 MHI Vestas V117 – 4.2 MW wind turbine generators at the Akita Port and Noshiro Port offshore wind farms in Japanese waters.
Installation is scheduled to commence in 2022, where ‘Seajacks Zaratan’ will continue to be utilised on the project following the foundation installation campaign in the previous year. This will be the first commercial size fixed bottom wind farm in Japan and a second for Seajacks Zaratan in Asia following on from the Formosa 1 phase 2 project in Taiwan.
Sebastian Brooke, Seajacks COO, said:
“We are very pleased to have been awarded our first turbine installation contract in Japan and excited to extend our involvement in this ground-breaking project.
This award amplifies our commitment to the region and Japan specifically. We have been and will continue to work closely with local authorities and bodies to ensure the successful execution of this project. We are looking forward to further engaging with local stakeholders as this project develops.
Seajacks Zaratan is a proven vessel in this region and brings a wealth of installation experience to the project. Building on our strong track record and reputation we are committed to making this project a success.