The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan, together with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has commissioned BLIX to perform a floating offshore wind market study in Japan. The goal is to strengthen offshore wind collaborations between the Netherlands and Japan, and to obtain a better understanding of the floating offshore wind market in Japan.

BLIX will perform the market study over the course of the coming months, after which a seminar will be organised to present the results to companies and organisations based in the Netherlands.

Japan has an ambitious offshore wind target 30-45 GW installed capacity by 2040, which is needed to meet its decarbonisation target by 2050. Because Japan has limited shallow-water sites where bottom-fixed offshore wind turbines can be installed, there is a strong demand for practical floating offshore wind supply chain solutions for deep water further from shore. The strong offshore wind sector in the Netherlands could deliver such floating wind solutions in close cooperation with Japanese supply chain parties.

BLIX Consultancy’s business developer for Asia – Willemijn van der Werf: “We are looking forward to undertaking this interesting study together with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Japan as well as with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency in the Netherlands. Floating offshore wind will be a very important part of the Renewable Energy base in Japan and there are quite a few solutions that likely fit well in the strategy of the Japanese government, but it is of utmost importance that there is a good general understanding of how the Japanese market functions and what the dos and don’ts are while entering this market.”

Project manager for this study – Naohiro Kuji: “In 2021, BLIX expanded its international endeavours with the opening of our office in Tokyo. We are really looking forward to share the knowledge gained on floating offshore wind and create a market study that will lead to long lasting partnerships between the Japanese and The Netherlands floating wind sector”.