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Japan to Decide Steps on Sakhalin-1 in Consultation with Partners

Oct 11, 2022

Japan will decide what to do about the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project in Russia's Far East in consultation with its partners as it reviews details of a decree by Moscow, Japanese industry minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Tuesday.Russia last week issued a decree allowing it to seize Exxon Mobil's XOM.N 30% stake, and gave a Russian state-run company the authority to decide whether foreign shareholders…

How Will Japan Resolve Shipping Insurance for Russian LNG imports?

Dec 29, 2022

Japan, the world's top liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer, is facing its latest challenge in securing vital gas supplies from Russia after Western reinsurers said they would halt marine war insurance for ships travelling in Russian waters from Jan…

Japan Restarts Offshore Wind Power Auctions with Updated Rules

Dec 28, 2022

Japan has resumed public auctions for offshore wind power projects under revised rules aimed at encouraging a wider range of operators and accelerating the development of infrastructure, the industry and land ministries said on Wednesday. The…

Japan's Cosmo Energy Signs New Offshore Oil Field Deal with QatarEnergy

Dec 27, 2022

Japan's Cosmo Energy Holdings Co Ltd said on Friday it has signed a new agreement with Qatar Energy to continue its operation in the Al-Karkara and A-Structures offshore oil fields, which came into effect after the expiry of the current contract this month…

DEME, Penta-Ocean Unveil Upgraded Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Model

Dec 07, 2022

Belgium's Princess Astrid of Belgium and Japanese State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Hiroo Ishii took part in the unveiling ceremony of the upgraded ‘Sea Challenger’ offshore wind turbine installation vessel in Tokyo on Tuesday…

Rovco, HOM Partner Up for Offshore Wind Work in Japan

Nov 09, 2022

UK-based subsea robotic services firm Rovco, has signed an agreement with Japan's Horizon Ocean Management (HOM) for through-life subsea asset integrity and balance of plant survey solutions for the Japanese offshore wind market.HOM is a subsidiary…

Japan Gov't to Retain Stake in New Sakhalin-1 Operator

Nov 01, 2022

Japan has decided to retain its stake in the new Russian operator of the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project and has asked Japanese consortium members to stay to ensure the country's energy security, the industry minister said on Tuesday. 'The Sakhalin…

Ørsted Names Country Manager for Japan

Oct 27, 2022

Ørsted, one of the world's largest offshore wind developers, has appointed Henriette Holm as its new Country Manager for Japan.'Henriette Holm brings more than 25 years of experience with Ørsted, and its predecessor organisation, working across transactions…

Japan Designates 'Promotion areas' for Offshore Wind Farms

Sep 30, 2022

;Japan's industry ministry said on Friday it has designated three 'promotion areas' off the coast of Nagasaki, Niigata and Akita prefectures for developing offshore wind farms, while selecting five 'promising areas' and 11 'potentially suitable areas'…

CIP, Tokyu Land Corporation Partner Up to Build Offshore Wind Farm in Japan

Jul 14, 2022

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Tokyu Land Corporation (TLC) said Thursday they were teaming up to develop the Aomori South offshore wind project, located in northern Japan.The two companies have formed a new joint venture firm Aomori South Offshore Wind GK…

Vestas Installs First Turbine At Japan's First Commercial-scale Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 08, 2022

Offshore wind turbine maker Vestas has installed the first offshore wind turbine at the Akita Noshiro offshore wind project in Japan.This will be Japan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project.Thirty-three V117-4.2MW turbines, totaling 140MW…

EXPLAINER: How Can Japan Secure Enough Gas if Sakhalin Supply Is Cut

Jul 08, 2022

Resource-poor Japan is facing a historic energy security risk as tensions with Moscow intensify, heightening the threat of gas supply disruptions at a time when global supply is tight and spot prices are sky-high.Last week, Russia seized full…

Japan to Resume Offshore Wind Auctions by Year-end After Revising Rules

Jun 23, 2022

Japan's government plans to resume public auctions for offshore wind power projects by the end of this year, after revising rules to draw a wider range of bidders and encourage faster development of new infrastructure.The resumption follows…

BW Ideol, Tohoku Electric In Floating Wind Partnership in Japan

May 12, 2022

Floating wind foundation maker BW Ideol has partnered up with Japanese electric utility Tohoku Electric Power to conduct feasibility studies necessary to jointly develop a commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Kuji city…

INPEX Starts Drilling Operation Offshore Japan

May 06, 2022

Japanese oil and gas company INPEX has started exploratory drilling operations offshore Japan.The company said that the drilling had started offshore Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures in Japan on May 5, 2022.The project involves conducting exploratory…

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