Today, the 12th of January, the first 9
monopiles of the total 33 for Akita Noshiro have arrived in Akita from
Sif’s terminal in Rotterdam. This event further contributes to the
kick-start of offshore wind in Japan. Sif’s client, Kajima Corporation
is one of the biggest general contractors in Japan, and mentioned the
following: 'Kajima has been looking forward to seeing the first shipment
arrive in Akita.'
Fred van Beers, CEO of Sif Holding commented: “Sif is evaluating the development of the Japanese offshore wind market for some years now. Sif recognises the ongoing development of offshore wind in Japan and therefore has decided to open a sales office in Tokyo in 2019 to study further expansion of Sif’s business activities in Japan. This first delivery of Sif monopiles to Japan is an important milestone for us.”