Japan’s Shimizu Corporation and Heerema team up for offshore wind



Shimizu Corporation and Heerema Marine Contractors have entered into a cooperation agreement for the Japanese offshore wind market.

The cooperation is primarily focused on installing turbine foundations, where Netherlands-based Heerema will support Shimizu with engineering and offshore construction expertise.

One of the largest general contractors in Japan, Shimizu has been involved in the first offshore wind pilot projects and hopes to play a major role in Japan’s energy transition.

Shimizu is currently building one of the largest Self-Elevating Platforms, with a 2,500t crane, for offshore wind construction. The vessel will be delivered late 2022.

Jeroen van Oosten, a director at Heerema Marine Contractors, said: “We look forward to supporting Shimizu on its journey in the Japanese offshore wind market. We are happy and honored to be working with a general contractor with a strong ambition to support the growth of offshore wind in Japan.”