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Fugro to deliver site characterisation surveys for RWE, Mitsui & Co., and Osaka Gas’s offshore wind farm in Japan

By Eric Van Rees - 27th June 2024 - 14:06

Fugro has been awarded a site characterisation contract for a wind farm development off the coast of the Japanese cities of Murakami and Tainai, Niigate Prefecture, Japan.

The offshore wind farm off the country’s west coast will be developed and realised by a consortium of RWE, Mitsui & Co. and Osaka Gas. Fugro’s Geo-data will contribute to the detailed design of future turbine foundations and cable routes.

The fieldwork started in May 2024 and is being performed from Fugro jack-up platform, the Amberjack and two of Fugro’s vessels the Equator and the Mariner. All are equipped with Fugro-owned geophysical, geotechnical and positioning systems, which will acquire Geo-data to enable the detailed design of turbine foundations and cable routes.

Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Regional Sales Director, said: “Fugro has been established in Japan for more than 30 years, and RWE is a key global client of ours. So, we’re pleased that RWE, Mitsui & Co., and Osaka Gas have chosen us to deliver this important Japanese wind farm project, which will contribute to the country’s commitment to expand offshore wind capacity as part of its goal to be carbon neutral by 2050.”

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