Japan targets floating wind farms for its deep coastal waters

Brian Farrell | Moment Open | Getty Images 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,…

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Tidal power project in Canada’s Bay of Fundy secures support of Japanese firms

Laszlo Podor | Moment | Getty Images Two Japanese firms have entered into a joint development agreement with Ireland-headquartered DP Energy to work on the initial phase of a tidal energy project in Canada. In statements released earlier this week Chubu Electric Power and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, or “K” Line, said the agreement related to the Uisce Tapa Tidal Energy project. The development is located at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy in the Bay of Fundy, an inlet between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. …

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