A company that owns the SEP ship will be established in January 2020 as a consolidated subsidiary of Penta-Ocean Construction. And Penta-Ocean Construction, Kajima and Yorigami Maritime Construction will jointly invest in it.
The investment ratios of Penta-Ocean Construction, Kajima and Yorigami Maritime Construction will be 65%, 30% and 5%, respectively. The total investment will be about ¥18.5 billion (approx US$169 million). The ship is scheduled to be completed/handed over in September 2022 and start operation in March 2023.
Serious efforts are being made for offshore wind power generation projects in various areas of Japan because laws were enacted to promote the development of wind farms not only in port areas but also in general areas.
Penta-Ocean Construction and Kajima have good track records and knowhow in the planning, design and construction of offshore wind power plants anchored to the seabed. For example, they designed and constructed test machines in Hibikinada (Kitakyushu) and off the coast of Choshi City, respectively.
Yorigami Maritime Construction has abundant experience in offshore engineering such as crane operation at sea.
Penta-Ocean Construction owns "CP-8001," Japan's first SEP ship equipped with a crane with a maximum load of 800t, and has accumulated knowhow and experience regarding the construction of SEP ships. And the company will use them for the construction of the new (second) SEP ship.