Van Oord and the Japanese delivery firm NYK have agreed a MOU to collectively personal and function offshore wind set up vessels below the Japanese flag. The collaboration is utilizing Van Oord’s technical and operational experience in offshore wind and NYK Group’s information of the Japanese market.
The vessels will likely be used for the transport and set up of each the foundations and wind generators for offshore wind farms. In addition to the collaboration for offshore set up vessels, NYK and Van Oord are additionally exploring alternatives to collaborate on different kinds of vessels required for the development and operation of offshore wind farms.
In response to the rising offshore wind market in Japan, a brand new legislation got here into power in April 2019 that goals to facilitate the event of offshore wind tasks in Japan. As a outcome, demand inside the offshore wind market is predicted to extend. Challenges for the event of offshore wind in Japan embrace the dearth of sources (skilled workforce and specialised gear required for the set up of the big foundations and generators for offshore wind farms). By becoming a member of forces, NYK and Van Oord intend to satisfy these challenges and contribute to the profitable growth of offshore wind as a sustainable power supply for Japanese society.
As a market chief, Van Oord has been concerned in over 40 offshore wind tasks as Engineering Procurement Construction and Installation (EPCI) contractor in Europe, the place the offshore wind trade is already effectively developed. With over 15 years of expertise inside the offshore wind market, the information of its folks and its specialised offshore wind gear, Van Oord is ready to contribute to the Japanese offshore wind market.
The NYK Group manages and operates greater than 700 vessels, each internationally and domestically. The group has ample expertise in reflagging vessels to and working vessels below the Japanese flag. This is a requirement for offshore wind contractors when working in Japanese territorial waters.