James Fisher, Tokyo Gas to collaborate

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James Fisher and Sons and Tokyo Gas Engineering Solutions have signed a joint collaboration agreement to provide construction and operations and maintenance (O&M) services.

The partnership, signed in Tokyo February 6, will focus on Japan’s offshore wind market, aligned to the region’s target of delivering 10 GW of offshore wind by 2030. Together, James Fisher and TGES will support customers to deliver efficient and effective operations at a crucial point in time for the industry, with a significant number of projects due to be under construction or operational by the end of 2030.

James Fisher and Tokyo Gas Engineering Solutions have signed a joint collaboration agreement to deliver offshore wind operations and maintenance services in Japan. (Courtesy: James Fisher Renewables and Tokyo Gas Engineering Solutions)

“We are excited to partner with TGES at such a crucial time in the country’s energy transition, recognizing that industry collaboration is a critical enabler to delivering 36 to 38 percent of total energy capacity from renewables, by 2030,” said Jean Vernet, James Fisher CEO. “James Fisher will provide the guidance, expertise and exceptional services, alongside TGES’ strong engineering expertise, extensive local knowledge and established supply chain, providing customers with high-quality, cost-effective construction support and O&M services. This not only builds on our capability to deliver offshore wind services in Japan; it aligns with our long-term ambitions for the Northeast Asia Pacific region.”

“Offshore wind plays a crucial role in the decarbonization of Japan and its stable operation is critical to supporting energy decarbonization. TGES’ strength in engineering and O&M know-how in energy infrastructure, combined with James Fisher’s extensive capabilities in offshore operations, will provide significant value in terms of low cost and high reliability for offshore wind projects, an important renewable energy source in Japan,” said Yasuhiro Konishi, TGES CEO.

The James Fisher Renewables team has already delivered 29 offshore wind projects in Asia Pacific through its local Taiwanese office, with a global portfolio of 6.1 GW. The company’s knowledge of the offshore wind sector will complement TGES’ experience in liquefied natural gas and gas-fired power plants, alongside established local infrastructure and deep-set understanding of the Japanese market, particularly in engineering and O&M.

To further support this partnership, and in response to the growing skills gap facing the offshore wind industry, engineers will be given the opportunity to enroll in the James Fisher Academy Senior Authorized Person pathway, which offers online, classroom, and field-based learning to provide employees with critical skills.

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