Fugro and NYK set to expand offshore wind geotechnical services in Japan
Fugro and NYK Group (NYK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide offshore geotechnical services in Japan. They will also collaborate on a feasibility study into jointly operating a specialist investigation vessel for renewables projects. This strategic partnership will benefit from Fugro’s technical and operational expertise in offshore wind and NYK’s knowledge of the Japanese market.
Japan’s burgeoning offshore wind industry is predicted to increase national demand for geotechnical investigation vessels. By joining forces, Fugro and NYK will be able to meet this demand and contribute to the successful development of offshore wind as a sustainable energy source for the country.
Akira Kono, NYK’s Senior Managing Executive Officer, said: “Fugro’s expertise in geotechnical investigations and NYK’s knowledge of the Japanese market will be essential for supporting our customers and this partnership will contribute to the positive development of offshore wind business in Japan.”
Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Marine Site Characterisation Director for Asia-Pacific, said: “This strategic partnership with NYK further demonstrates our Geo-data expertise in the renewables sector. As a market leader, Fugro has over 25 years’ experience in European offshore renewables and has been delivering offshore wind projects in Asia-Pacific since 2016. Offshore wind developments in Japan are accelerating and this partnership with NYK positions Fugro at the forefront of these developments that support our vision to create a safe and liveable world.”
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Fugro is the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, collecting and analysing comprehensive information about the Earth and the structures built upon it. Adopting an integrated approach that incorporates acquisition and analysis of Geo-data and related advice, Fugro provides solutions. With expertise in site characterisation and asset integrity, clients are supported in the safe, sustainable and efficient design, construction and operation of their assets throughout the full lifecycle.
Employing approximately 9,500 talented people in 61 countries, Fugro serves clients around the globe, predominantly in the energy and infrastructure industries, both offshore and onshore. In 2019, revenue amounted to EUR 1.6 billion. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
NYK Line was founded in 1885 and is one of the world's leading transportation companies. NYK Group operates over 700 major ocean vessels, including bulk carriers, car carriers, containerships, LNG carriers, tankers and others, as well as fleets of planes and trucks. The NYK Group is based in Tokyo and has regional headquarters in London, New York/New Jersey, Singapore and Shanghai.
In addition to transporting wind turbines and equipment in the offshore wind power business, the NYK Group is currently studying the feasibility of an offshore wind installation vessel business and crew transfer vessel business, both of which would be required for construction and maintenance as part of the supply chain for offshore wind power generation in Japan.