Shizen Energy Inc. (Headquarters: Fukuoka-Shi, Fukuoka/Representative Directors: Ken Isono, Kenji Kawado, Masaya Hasegawa, hereinafter Shizen Energy) and Ideol SA (Headquarters: France/CEO: Paul de la Guérivière, hereinafter Ideol), one of leading company in the floating offshore wind industry, have expressed formal intention to collaborate on the development of a commercial-scale floating wind project in Japan.

This agreement was signed in Tokyo today by Mr de La Guérivière, CEO of Ideol, and Masaya Hasegawa, Representative Director of Shizen Energy, and Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of Economy, attended the signing ceremony and has declared.

 

Through the collaboration, the project aims to maximize the expertise and resources of both companies in order to contribute to the development and expansion of floating offshore wind power generation and renewable energy.

 

Shizen Energy has contributed to the development of approximately 800 megawatt worth of renewable energy across Japan, and is expanding its portfolio from Solar to Wind and Hydro power generation business. In addition, Ideol is the world’s only engineering company which achieves floating offshore wind projects in two different sea areas, including one in Japan off Kyushu. Currently, Ideol and Shizen are jointly examining the implementation of floating offshore wind power projects in Kyushu and are also considering expanding the partnership to other regions in the future.

 

Masaya Hasegawa, founder of Shizen Energy said, “Working on floating wind projects in Japan means to expand the country’s potential of renewable energy significantly, as the country is surrounded by sea areas with deep water and complex geographies. This is especially valuable challenge for Shizen Energy, aim to co-create 100 % renewable-powered world. We believe that our collaboration will accelerate the potential of renewable energy in Japan.”

 

Paul de la Guérivière, CEO of Ideol said, With our two full-scale demonstrators in operation in France and in Japan, as well as a pre-commercial wind farm under development in the French Mediterranean, Ideol and its patented Damping pool® technology are at the forefront of a cost competitive and rapidly accelerating floating offshore wind industry. We are very excited by another collaboration agreement in this strategic market for IDEOL; this truly confirms that our technology is recognized as having the highest potential at a commercial-scale level”. 

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Picture of Signing Ceremony
Masaya Hasegawa, Representative Director of Shizen and Paul de la Guérivière, CEO of Ideol

[About Ideol SA]

Ideol, based in La Ciotat (France), was created in 2010 with the aim of developing both technically and economically viable floating foundation solutions for the offshore wind industry. Recipient of numerous innovation and entrepreneurship awards, the company benefits from the support of a large and prestigious panel of public and private investors. Its industry-changing and patented “Damping Pool”® design is compatible with all existing offshore wind turbines. Maximizing local content and optimizing the entire process from construction to installation, maintenance and decommissioning have been the company’s key priorities since day one. Its particularly cost-competitive solution allows for the development of projects without any water depth or soil constraints on sites benefiting from the best available wind resources. Benefiting from the experience and know-how of a fully integrated team of 60 experts and engineers coming from the offshore oil & gas and renewables industries, the company has two floating wind turbines in operation (one in France, off Le Croisic, and one in Japan, off Kitakyushu). Ideol is also involved in the French Mediterranean’s first floating offshore wind farm (the EOLMED project) as well as several other floating projects across the world, positioning the company as a leader in this fast-growing and accelerating market.

 

【About Shizen Energy Inc.】

Founded in June 2011 with the mission of “Changing the World with Energy”, Shizen Energy has contributed to the development of approximately 1 gigawatt (as of the end of April 2019) worth of renewable energy across Japan. It is engaged in all services required for the installation and operation of solar, wind, small hydroelectric, and other renewable energy power plants, such as development, EPC (engineering, procurement, construction), O&M (operation and maintenance), electricity retail market, and asset management. The company intends to construct photovoltaic power plants in countries around the world, beginning with the regions of Asia and South America. More specifically, in 2018, it launched the construction of such plants in Indonesia and Brazil.

  • Headquarters: Fukuoka Ohori Bldg. 3F/6F, 1-1-6 Arato, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Representative Directors: Ken Isono, Kenji Kawado, Masaya Hasegawa
  • Phone:092-753-9834
  • URL:http://www.shizenenergy.net
  • Business: Electricity generation (IPP) with solar, wind power, small hydroelectric and other renewable energy power plants, business development, funding procurement, asset management, electricity retail for individuals and businesses.

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自然電力株式会社(本社:福岡県福岡市/代表取締役:磯野謙、川戸健司、長谷川雅也、以下「自然電力」)は、浮体式洋上風力発電業界のリーディングカンパニーである Ideol SA(イデオル、本社:フランス/CEO:Paul de la Guérivière、以下「Ideol社」)と、日本での浮体式洋上風力発電事業の共同検討を実施するための協力に合意しましたので、お知らせいたします。

 

本協定は、フランス経済相Bruno Le Maireが東京での調印式に出席し、本日、Ideol社CEO de la Guérivière氏と自然電力の代表取締役 長谷川雅也によって調印されました。

 

 本協定締結により、両社の保有する知見と経営資源を最大限に活用することで、今後国内での導入が有望視される浮体式洋上風力発電の普及につなげてまいります。

 自然電力は、2011年の創業以来、国内で約800MWの開発実績を有しており、事業ポートフォリオは太陽光発電から風力・小水力発電へと拡大しつつあります。また、Ideol社は、九州を含む気象海象条件の異なる2つのエリアで2つの浮体式洋上風力発電プロジェクトを通して経験を得ている唯一のエンジニアリング会社です。

この度の協力合意により、日仏で実績を有するスタートアップ企業の2社が、九州での浮体式洋上風力発電事業の実施について共同で検討を行ってまいります。また、将来的には協力エリアを日本全国に広げていくことも視野に入れております。

 

自然電力の創業者であり洋上風力発電事業の責任者である長谷川雅也は、「海に囲まれている日本において、広大な海上の自然エネルギーを有効活用できる状況が実現すれば、日本の自然エネルギーの導入ポテンシャルを大きく広げることを意味します。自然エネルギー100%の世界の実現を目指す弊社にとって、浮体式洋上風力発電に取り組むことは非常に価値のある挑戦です。Ideol社はすでにこの分野を世界的にリードする企業であり、Ideol社と私たち自然電力の協業が日本での自然エネルギーのさらなる普及を加速することを確信しています。」と述べています。

 

Ideol社 CEOのPaul de la Guérivière 氏は「フランス地中海で開発中のプレコマーシャル風力発電所とともに、2つの本格的な実証機がフランスと日本で稼働しており、IdeolとIdeolの特許技術である「Damping Pool®」は、コスト競争力があり、浮体式洋上風力産業の急速な発展の最前線にいます。私たちの戦略的市場におけるさらなる協力に非常に興奮しています。これは私たちの技術が商業規模レベルで最高の可能性を持っていると認識されていることを真に裏付けています」と述べています。

 

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調印式の様子
(左から)長谷川雅也、Paul de la Guérivière氏

【Ideol社について】

フランスのLa Ciotat(ラ・シオタ)を拠点とするIdeol(イデオル)は、技術的・経済的に実現可能な浮体式洋上風力発電向け浮体基礎の開発を目的とし、2010年に設立されました。イノベーションや起業家に贈られる数々の賞を受賞しており、設立当初から国際的な投資家や一般投資家の支持を受け、最も有望なクリーンテック企業のひとつとして認知・成長を続けています。

世界的に評価の高い特許技術である「Damping Pool®」(ダンピングプール)によって、Ideolの浮体は搭載する風車のサイズやタイプを選びません。さらに水深や海底地質などの条件を気にすることなく、最良の風力資源を秘めた場所でのプロジェクト開発を可能にします。また、設立以来の最優先事項として、ローカル・コンテンツ(地元調達)活用の最大化とともに、設計、施工、設置、保守、そして撤去までの一連のプロセスの最適化を目指しています。

Ideol は、オフショアの石油・ガス、そして再生可能エネルギー業界等から集まった、60 名以上のエンジニアの専門性を統合・横断したチームを有しています。その経験とノウハウを活用し、フランスと日本で行なわれた2つの浮体式風力発電プロジェクトに参加しました。さらに、フランス地中海初の浮体式洋上風力発電所(Eolmed project)をはじめ、世界中いくつもの浮体式洋上風力発電プロジェクトに関わっており、昨今急成長を遂げている浮体式洋上風力発電市場において、Ideolはリーダーとしての地位を確立しています。

 

【自然電力株式会社について】

2011 年 6 月設立。「エネルギーから世界を変える」を掲げ、日本全国でグループとして約 1 ギガワット(2019 年 2月末時点)の自然エネルギー発電事業に携わっている。太陽光・風力・小水力等の自然エネルギー発電所の設置・運営に必要な、開発・EPC(設計・調達・建設)・O&M(運営・保守)・アセットマネジメント・電力小売事業等、すべてのサービスを手掛けている。2018年よりブラジル・インドネシアにて太陽光発電所を着工し、アジア・南米域を起点に世界各国でプロジェクトを進めている。

  • 本社:福岡県福岡市中央区荒戸1-1-6 福岡大濠ビル3F/6F
  • 代表取締役:磯野謙、川戸健司、長谷川雅也
  • 代表電話番号:092-753-9834
  • URL:http://www.shizenenergy.net
  • 事業内容:太陽光・風力・小水力等の自然エネルギー発電所の発電事業(IPP)、事業開発・資金調達、アセットマネジメント、個人・法人向け電力小売事業等

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Shizen Energy Inc. (headquartered in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture; Representative Directors: Ken Isono, Kenji Kawado, and Masaya Hasegawa; hereinafter “Shizen Energy”) commenced construction of the Kitakyushu Hibikinada Wind & Solar Power Plant (hereinafter “the Plant”) in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture. The Plant is located in the Hibikinada District, which is the port area of Kitakyushu, and will contain both wind power generation facilities and solar power generation facilities.

 

The Plant is one of the projects of the “Accumulation Promotion business of Wind Power-Related Industry in the Hibikinada District of Wakamatsu Ward, Kitakyushu”*1. Shizen Energy submitted a proposal in response to an open recruitment by the Kitakyushu City Government, and the proposal was selected. The project will construct both a wind power plant with a rated output of approx 5 MW and a solar (photovoltaic) power plant with one of approx 0.6 MW (DC capacity: about 0.9 MW). Shizen Energy is planning two agendas using the Plant: 1) install a large 5-MW turbine designed for ocean on land, and 2) install of wind and solar power generation facilities on the same lot, for study of effective use of land and systems. The Plant’s wind power generation facilities will be the largest in Japan in terms of business-use wind power generation facilities constructed on land (as of June 2019).

The yearly generated output will be equivalent to the amount of power used in one year by 3,120 ordinary residences*2. Shizen Energy is going to sell the generated power to Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. under the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) scheme for renewable energy transactions at fixed prices. And also considering supplying and selling the power generated at the Plant to “Shizen Denryoku no Denki” service in the future.

“Photovoltaic and wind power generation hold a huge potential for contribution to Japan’s energy supply as viewed from both the perspectives of the anticipated quantity of input and economic merit. Through this project, we are going to examine methodology for effective use of land and system capacity, which is one of the limiting conditions.” (Tetsushi Hanayoshi, General Manager, Wind, Hydro, & Biomass Department, Shizen Energy)

 

Through the installation and operation of high-quality renewable energy power plants, Shizen Energy is going to continue aiming for the diffusion of renewable energy and construction of a sustainable society inside and outside Japan.

  

[Kitakyushu Hibikinada Wind Power Plant & Solar Power Plant – Project Outline]

Power Plant Name Kitakyushu Hibikinada Wind Power Plant & Solar Power Plant
Power Plant Location Hibiki-machi, Wakamatsu Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Operator Kitakyushu Hibikinada Wind & Solar Power Generation LLC
(A limited liability company in which Shizen Energy serves as the representative employee)
Rated Output Wind power: approx 5 MW (one wind power facility manufactured by Hitachi, Ltd.)
Solar power: approx 0.6 MW (DC capacity: about 0.9 MW)
Start of Construction June 2019
Scheduled Completion Construction Spring 2020

 

【Reference】
*1 Kitakyushu City Government positions a section of the Hibikinada District adapted to the installation of wind turbines as a zone for the proving and research of wind power generation. The Project for Concentration of Wind Power-Related Industry in the Hibikinada District of Wakamatsu Ward, Kitakyushu is aimed at formation of a research hub by leasing this area to businesses and other parties, to promote its effective use and the formation of a further industrial hub.
https://www.city.kitakyushu.lg.jp/business/menu03_00049.html

*2 The average annual amount of power usage among ordinary homes is calculated to be 3,120 kWh. https://www.meti.go.jp/press/2016/03/20170314005/20170314005.html

 

【About Shizen Energy Inc.】

Founded in June 2011 with the mission of “Changing the World with Energy”, Shizen Energy has contributed to the development of approximately 1 gigawatt (as of the end of April 2019) worth of renewable energy across Japan. It is engaged in all services required for the installation and operation of solar, wind, small hydroelectric, and other renewable energy power plants, such as development, EPC (engineering, procurement, construction), O&M (operation and maintenance), electricity retail market, and asset management. The company intends to construct photovoltaic power plants in countries around the world, beginning with the regions of Asia and South America. More specifically, in 2018, it launched the construction of such plants in Indonesia and Brazil.

  • Headquarters: Fukuoka Ohori Bldg. 3F/6F, 1-1-6 Arato, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Representative Directors: Ken Isono, Kenji Kawado, Masaya Hasegawa
  • Phone:092-753-9834
  • URL:http://www.shizenenergy.net
  • Business: Electricity generation (IPP) with solar, wind power, small hydroelectric and other renewable energy power plants, business development, funding procurement, asset management, electricity retail for individuals and businesses.

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