Japan and Denmark to Cooperate in Floating Offshore Wind Power Development

The Japanese government said it has reached a basic agreement with the Danish government on technical cooperation in the area of floating offshore wind power generation.

Under the arrangement, Japan and Denmark, which has world-class wind turbine makers, such as Orsted and Vestas, will establish a bilateral framework to promote research and development and personnel exchanges across the business, government, and academic sectors.

Tokyo aims to promote offshore wind power generation, along with the envisioned production of hydrogen and ammonia using electricity generated by wind power to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Japan’s industry minister Yasutoshi Nishimura and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen recently signed the basic agreement in Tokyo.

“We want to further strengthen cooperation to expand the market” for floating offshore wind power generation, Nishimura said.