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The jack up vessel Blue Wind was delivered in October last year and has now completed its first monopile and turbine installation in Japan.

Toyama Nyuzen offshore wind farm is the second fixed offshore wind project to have finished construction in Japan recently. The project size is small with just 3 turbines and the turbines have only 3MW output. The Chinese turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy provided the MySE3.0-135 model for the project and monopiles were supplied by Nantong ROC. The project is a sign of progress regardless of size where the Japanese showing a determined attitude to have a robust offshore wind industry. Blue Wind is a valuable asset for the offshore wind market as the vessel is highly capable and committed to the Japanese market, the vessel’s next venture is turbine installation at Ishikari Bay in Hokkaido, where Blue Wind will install 14 Siemens Gamesa SG-8.0-167 turbines on jacket foundations manufactured by Nippon Steel.  

Image credit: Shimizu

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