In Japan, the Netherlands is recognized as a reliable partner for offshore wind cooperation. Since 2014, Holland Home of Wind Energy (HHWE), supported by the Dutch government, has built up a widespread network within the Japanese offshore wind industry at many levels. Some Dutch companies already secured contracts, for instance related to vessel design & installation equipment. Considering the recent development and future prospects in Japan, there exist many opportunities for Dutch companies that can offer innovative concepts for foundations and installation work.
Preparations for tenders are in full swing. Japanese shipyards have already build installation vessels and local contractors are looking for experienced partners to team-up with. To further explore the opportunities for the Dutch wind sector and generate visibility within the Japanese wind sector, HHWE intends to organize a joint NL Netherlands pavilion at the Wind Expo Tokyo 2021 (WET), taking place from Wednesday March 3 to Friday March 5, 2021. As traveling to Japan will probably be difficult, the 2021 edition of the WET will take place in hybrid form, which means there is both a physical and virtual exhibition.