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Danish firm Orsted signs agreement to work on offshore wind projects in Japan
- Orsted is a world leader in wind energy and built the world’s first offshore wind facility in 1991.
- Friday’s news represents the firm’s first involvement with the Japanese offshore wind energy sector.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Danish energy business Orsted to work together on offshore wind projects.
In an announcement Friday, TEPCO said that it had been “exploring offshore wind business opportunities” in both Japan and overseas. Orsted is a world leader in wind energy and built the world’s first offshore wind facility in 1991.
TEPCO said that the two companies would work on the Choshi offshore wind project. In November 2018, TEPCO announced that it had been carrying out a seabed survey to assess the feasibility of the project. They will also work towards what was described as a “strategic partnership for broader collaboration.”