Shimizu Corporation and Heerema Marine Contractors have entered into a cooperation agreement for the Japanese offshore wind market. The cooperation is primarily focused on installing turbine foundations, where Heerema will support Shimizu with engineering and offshore construction expertise.

‘We look forward to supporting Shimizu on its journey in the Japanese offshore wind market,’says Jeroen van Oosten, Business Unit Director Wind for Heerema Marine Contractors. ‘We are happy and honored to be working with a general contractor with a strong ambition to support the growth of offshore wind in Japan.’

Shimizu is one of the largest general contractors in Japan. The company has been involved in the first offshore wind pilot projects and has the ambition to play a major role in the Japanese energy transition. Shimizu is currently building one of the largest SEPs (self-elevating platform, a jack-up) with a 2500-tonne crane for offshore wind construction. The vessel will be delivered late 2022.

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