Japan targets floating wind farms for its deep coastal waters


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RWE Renewables and Kansai Electric Power have signed an agreement that will see the two businesses “jointly study the feasibility of a large-scale floating offshore wind project” in waters off Japan’s coast.

In a statement issued Monday, RWE Renewables’ Sven Utermöhlen said his firm saw “great potential for floating wind farms worldwide — but especially in countries with deeper coastal waters, like Japan.”

Indeed, the project announced Monday is not the only one in Japan focused on floating offshore wind. In July, self-described “cleantech company” BW Ideol said it had signed a joint development agreement with energy firm ENEOS Corporation to…


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