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Marine Power Systems have appointed Toshiya Tomita as Country Director, Japan to build on the progress already being made in the territory. Based in Tokyo, Tomita will continue to advance the opportunities maturing in the Japanese market, as well as identify partnerships and further synergies to develop the market there.

Japan is an important floating offshore wind market that is quickly advancing its deployment targets. MPS’ modular, prefabricated solution is strongly positioned to achieve industrialisation and cost reduction goals using its developing network of local partners. This important milestone for MPS continues to advance our promising potential in Japan and to help Japan meet its floating wind ambitions.

Martin Carruth, Commercial Director, MPS

Offshore wind power generation is expected to be a major renewable energy source by 2050 in Japan, with floating wind making a significant contribution to that energy mix. Floating offshore wind is receiving huge interest in the country due to the limited area of seabed suitable for fixed-bottom wind turbines and the high population density in coastal regions.

Japan has built a significant floating wind track record through the early deployment of the technology as far back as 2011 and the Japanese Government has set a target to deliver 10GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.

MPS have already established a partnership with JGC Japan to deliver floating offshore wind platforms at commercial scale. Under this relationship, MPS’ floating wind platform technology, PelaFlex, and JGC Japan’s EPCI services will combine to jointly deliver floating offshore wind projects in Japan.

I’m delighted to be joining MPS at this very important time for the Japan offshore wind market. Japan’s renewable energy demand is forecast to increase significantly over the next decade. With limited seabed suitable for fixed bottom foundations, floating wind will play a key role in helping Japan meet its future energy needs. PelaFlex’s modular and scalable design plays into the strength of Japan’s existing industrial capability.

Toshiya Tomita, Country Director Japan, MPS

MPS is developing an offshore wind platform solution, called PelaFlex, for industrial-scale applications. The tension-legged platform design delivers a high degree of system stability, minimal seabed footprint and zero tilt, reducing the wear and tear on the turbine and maximizing energy yields. It is wind turbine technology agnostic, making it an excellent choice for Japanese offshore wind farm developers who are looking to deliver rapid industrial-scale deployments in deep water.