Panel Session 4-2: Offshore Wind and Marine Renewable Energies (Registration fee is required)

December 10th (Friday)
13:00~15:30

Panel Session 4-2: Offshore Wind and Marine Renewable Energies

Date December 10 (Fri.), 2021, 13:00~15:30
Venue Conference Room 3A
Summary

Offshore wind resources have huge potential world-wide. However, in Japan, they currently represent a mere 0.7% of total energy supplies – far less than in European countries. Nevertheless, we are now witnessing a changed environment regarding the offshore wind industry in Japan, as evidenced by recent revisions to related legislation. One result, for example, is that candidate offshore wind farm sites are now being identified. Furthermore, some construction companies have built Self Elevating Platforms intended for offshore wind power construction and installation. We can truly say that Japan’s wind power business is now stepping forward. As a country completely surrounded by seas and oceans Japan has a responsibility to find and identify new ways to utilize offshore wind power resources. In this session, we aim to share showcase examples of Japan’s newest offshore wind turbine developments, to discuss the technological and political visions for their further promotion, and, ultimately, to elucidate how offshore wind power will be implemented for society.

Speakers
    • Hironori Nakamura

    •  General Manager, Offshore Wind Power Project Department, Civil Engineering Division, TAISEI CORPORATION
    • Hideyuki Suzuki

    •  Professor, Department of Systems Innovation Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo
    • Tomoaki Utsunomiya

    •  Professor, Department of Marine Systems Engineering, Kyushu University
    • Yasuji Akiyam

    •  Member of The Board of Directors, Senior Managing Executive Officer / Executive Director of Energy Service Headquarters, KYUSHU ELECTRIC POWER CO., INC.
    • Tetsushi Noguchi

    •  Chairman Technical Committee, Technical Committee, Japan Dredging and Reclamation Engineering Association
    •  Member of the Board, Head of Civil Engineering Divisions Group, Civil Engineering Divisions Group / Senior Managing Executive Officer, PENTA-OCEAN CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD.
    • Tomohiro Shishikura

    •  Senior Engineer, Design Department No.2, Civil Engineering Technology Division, Obayashi Corporation
    • Haruo Yoneyama

    •  Director of Department / Director General, Coastal and Ocean Development Department / Ocean Infrastructure and Offshore Wind Energy Research Center, Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI), National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology (MPAT)