Japan selects Mitsubishi-led consortia to build 1.7 GW of offshore wind
Japan has selected three Mitsubishi-led consortia to build the 819 MW Yurihonjo wind project offshore Akita Prefecture, the 479 MW Noshiro Mitane Oga project, also off Akita Prefecture, and the 391 MW Choshi project off Chiba Prefecture. The Yurinhonjo project will be built by a consortium of Mitsubishi Corporation Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Corp, Venty Japan and C-Tech Corp (Chubu Electric), with a strike price of JPY 11,990/MWh (US$104/MWh).A consortium comprising Mitsubishi Corporation Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Corp and C-Tech Corp will developp the Noshiro Mitane Oga project and the Choshi project, with strike prices of JPY 13,260/MWh (US$115/MWh) and 16,490/MWh (US$143/MWh), respectively. GE will manufacture and deliver a total of 134 GE Haliade-X wind turbines with an individual capacity of 12.6 MW for the three projects. Five bidders competed to develop the Yurihonjo project, five to develop Noshiro Mitane Oga, and two to develop Choshi.
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