OEG Renewables and Sojitz Machinery Corporation Partner to Boost Japan’s Offshore Wind Market

OEG Renewables (OEGR) and Sojitz Machinery Corporation (SOMAC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide comprehensive renewable service solutions to Japan’s burgeoning offshore wind market. The agreement, signed by Eric Briar, Managing Director of OEGR, and Takahiro Morikawa, General Manager of SOMAC, marks a significant collaboration aimed at enhancing the pre-construction, construction support, operations and maintenance (O&M), and vessel services for offshore wind projects in Japan.

Left: Eric Briar, Managing Director OEG Renewables and Right: Takahiro Morikawa, General Manager Sojitz Machinery Corporation.

The partnership leverages OEGR’s extensive experience in offshore energy solutions and SOMAC’s robust in-country capabilities. Japan’s offshore wind market is poised for rapid growth, with plans to add 3.5GW to the existing 259.5MW capacity, aiming for 10GW by 2030 and up to 40GW by 2040. This expansion is part of Japan’s broader objective to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

OEGR has a proven track record in supporting major offshore wind developments globally, including significant contributions to Taiwan’s offshore wind sector. Notably, OEGR recently completed a successful O&M program for Taiwan’s Ørsted Greater Changhua offshore wind farm.

SOMAC, a core member of the Sojitz Group, brings extensive experience in trading and supporting industrial machinery across various sectors. With a workforce of around 400 employees and a strong presence in Japan and globally, SOMAC is well-positioned to bolster OEGR’s service offerings in the Japanese market.

Kevin Wu, Regional Director of OEGR APAC, emphasized the strategic importance of the partnership: “By partnering with SOMAC, we gain a strong, credible ally to expand our integrated service offering in Japan’s growing offshore wind sector. OEGR will leverage its global experience and commitment to local investment to ensure long-term value for our regional stakeholders.”

Takahiro Morikawa, General Manager of SOMAC, highlighted the synergy between the two companies: “Our collaboration with OEGR allows us to advance to the next stage in Japan’s offshore wind market. SOMAC will support OEGR’s services with our extensive Japanese resources, drawing on our long history in industrial facilities and marine markets.”

The signing ceremony took place at SOMAC’s Head Office in Tokyo, signaling the start of a promising collaboration that aims to significantly contribute to Japan’s renewable energy landscape.

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