NYK enters comprehensive partnership agreement with Akita Prefecture
Aiming to Promote Renewable Energy and Contribute to Regional Revitalization
On February 8, NYK concluded a comprehensive partnership agreement with Akita Prefecture (Norihisa Satake, governor) for collaboration in Akita prefecture in the fields of promotion and nurturing human resources for the renewable-energy business, nurturing ship-related human resources, utilization of ports, promotion of tourism, environmental preservation, regional revitalization, among others.
Akita prefecture has been proactively proceeding with efforts for renewable energy, such as wind power generation. Public solicitations for offshore wind power business operators have been carried out in accordance with the Act of Promoting Utilization of Sea Areas in Development of Power Generation Facilities Using Maritime Renewable Energy Resources, and further developments in several sea areas are expected in the future. NYK has been proactively cooperating with operators within Akita prefecture, such as Akita Eisen KK, for study of collaboration in the CTV business in the waters off Akita prefecture.
In addition, the Japan government declared in October 2021 its intention to become carbon neutral by 2050, so the social requirement for attaining such is increasing. NYK has set a long-term target of net-zero emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) by 2050 for the NYK Group’s oceangoing businesses. In non-oceangoing businesses, NYK has been proceeding with efforts for renewable-energy businesses, namely offshore wind power generation.
In the future, NYK will further reinforce its partnership with Akita prefecture in accordance with this comprehensive partnership agreement and will aim to contribute to a carbon neutral society by promoting renewable-energy related businesses, together with contributing to regional revitalization.