Japanese Firms Establish Joint Venture Company for Offshore Wind Power Push

Japanese transport company Mitsui O.S.K Lines, (MOL) and Toyo Construction (Toyo) announced that the two companies have signed a contract to establish a joint venture focusing on offshore wind power generation.

The two heavyweight Japanese corporates reached the decision to form a JV after study and discussion of opportunities for collaboration in the offshore wind power generation business.

MOL and Toyo said the joint venture will create stronger synergies in a wide range of areas related to offshore wind power, including survey planning, procurement of work vessels, and offshore construction, with the aim of establishing a powerful yet agile business in this field.

By combining MOL’s decades of experience in ship construction, ownership, and operation with Toyo’s extensive knowledge and human resources in offshore construction, as well as its technological development capabilities in offshore wind power generation, the JV will meet the demand for work vessels in the offshore wind power generation business, and make significant contributions to the value chain as an engineering and solutions company.

It will meet demands in a wide range of businesses related to offshore wind power, which is expected to become a critical element of the world’s future renewable energy supply.