Fugro and NYK team up with OYO Corporation for Japan’s offshore wind industry

In the future, the partnership, in cooperation with OYO, will be able to link various offshore geotechnical investigation results and provide data in a form that meets diverse customer needs.

Fugro and NYK team up with OYO Corporation for Japan’s offshore wind industry
Photo: Piet Sinke

On April 1, 2019, a new law intended to facilitate the development of offshore wind projects off Japan became effective, and demand within the offshore wind power generation market is now expected to expand. Before constructing an offshore wind power plant, it is necessary to collect geotechnical data in the sea area when considering the basic design of the wind turbines and the layout of the power plant.

Following the recent announcement of Fugro and NYK forming a partnership to provide offshore geotechnical services in Japan, the two companies have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with leading Japanese geoscience specialist OYO Corporation (OYO).

OYO is Japan's largest geotechnical investigation company, and is recognized for its surveys and evaluations, include SPTs, to meet domestic construction standards. The CPT is one of the various offshore geotechnical services provided to the offshore wind power industry.

The addition of OYO to the team will further strengthen Fugro and NYK’s position as leading service providers for the growing offshore wind site characterisation market in Japan.

Fugro, NYK and OYO will provide a comprehensive service for the offshore wind energy industry in Japan through the combination of the joint operation of an offshore geotechnical investigation vessel by NYK and Fugro, Fugro’s global knowledge and experience in site investigations for offshore wind farms, and OYO’s insights into the Japanese geoscience market.

Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Marine Site Characterisation Director for Asia-Pacific, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome OYO to the team alongside Fugro and NYK and view this as another positive step forward for the Japanese offshore wind industry. OYO’s mission to contribute to the creation of a safe and secure society blends perfectly with Fugro’s vision to create a safe and liveable world, and increasing the proportion of renewable energy generated in Japan is our joint investment in Japan’s greener future.”