Japan awards 1.7 GW offshore wind farms concessions

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Government of Japan has selected Mitsubishi led consortium to realize three offshore wind farm projects with cumulative capacity to produce 1.7GW of electricity. The consortium is made up of Mitsubishi Corporation Energy Solutions Ltd., Venti Japan Inc., C-Tech Corporation (a subsidiary of Chubu Electric Power Group), and Mitsubishi Corporation. The concessions involves development of off shore wind power plant near Yurihonjo City, Noshiro City and Choshi City.

Windfarm off the coast of Yurihonjo city will have 65 turbines to produce 819MW of electrical energy which will be sufficient to cover demands of 600,000 households. Yurihonjo plant is expected to be operational by December 2030. The second wind farm will be located near Noshiro city and have 38 turbines capable to produce 479MW of electrical energy. Noshiro plant will supply electricity to approximately 330,000 households and is expected to go online by December 2028. The third off-shore wind farm will be developed off the coast of Choshi city, which will have 31 turbines with capacity to produce 391MW of electricity. The Choshi plant is expected to be operational by September 2028 and supply energy to 280,000 households.

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