J-POWER -Japanese companies Sumitomo Corporation and Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. have begun an offshore ground investigation off the coast of Japan to discover the possibility of creating an offshore wind power plant.
The Japanese government is presently in the process of figuring out areas to be designated as offshore wind power development promotion areas beneath a brand new regulation enacted this fiscal year, for which the government will invite applications and select a wind power plant operator.
The Bay Area off the coast of Sakai City is considered as one of the most hopeful areas in Japan due to their favorable wind conditions and relatively shallow depth.
With the understanding of native residents and different concerned events, Sumitomo Corporation and J-POWER will conduct boring surveys, sonic prospecting, and various investigations to find out the soil construction within the space and purchase other data required for designing the wind power plant’s basis structures.
Sumitomo Corporation is actively committed to developing and functioning renewable energy initiatives worldwide and now possesses 1.4 GW in generation capacity.
Sumitomo Corporation embarked on the offshore wind energy era enterprise in 2013 and ever since has constructed up its expertise within the development and operation of the vegetation by participating in varied initiatives in Belgium, the UK, and France.
J-POWER possesses wind energy technology amenities with a complete output of roughly 450,000 kW, making the corporate the second largest wind power producer in Japan. The corporate established a Renewable Energy Headquarters in June 2018 to additional develop its renewable energy business, together with hydroelectric and geothermal energy sources.
Sumitomo Corporation will proceed to promote the event of offshore wind power and different renewable energy sources to contribute to the sustainable growth of communities in harmony with the global environment.