NYK and Fugro form geotechnical vessel partnership for offshore wind market

Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Dutch firm Fugro on an offshore geotechnical investigation vessel business related to offshore wind power generation.

NYK and Fugro will commence a joint study for the operation of an offshore geotechnical investigation vessel to provide a geotechnical service for offshore wind projects off Japan.

NYK expects geotechnical demand within the offshore wind power generation market to expand after a new law intended to facilitate the development of offshore wind projects off Japan became effective last year.

“In response to the rapidly increasing demand for undersea ground surveys, a shortage of offshore geotechnical investigation vessels has become apparent in Japan, so NYK has decided to cooperate with Fugro to address this issue,” NYK said.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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