Japanese to fast-track Kashima Port offshore wind project

Wind Power Energy is planning to accelerate the development of the Kashima offshore wind project in Japan.

The project is planned to commence construction in 2024 at its 680 ha site in Kashima Port in the Ibaraki Prefecture.

The joint venture of Wind Power Group, Tokyo Gas, and Vena Energy is developing the project which will have a maximum capacity of 159.6 MW.

“Wind Power Group is a local company that has been developing onshore and offshore wind power generation projects in the Ibaraki Prefecture for 20 years. One of our projects, Wind Power Ibaraki, notably withstood the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. We will leverage our experience to contribute to the development of this large-scale offshore wind project together with our partners,” said Komatsuzaki Mamoru , CEO of Wind Power Group.

“Once completed, our local communities will witness renewable energy in motion from the 19 offshore wind turbines located in front of our head office. Wind power generation in Japan is entering a new era.”