Fugro Relocates Amberjack Self-Elevating Platform to Japan


Fugro has transferred its self-elevating platform (SEP) Amberjack to Japan to meet demand for offshore wind geotechnical services. 

Under local regulations, vessels registered in Japan follow a more streamlined procedure than foreign-flagged vessels when deployed for field work, so this move hopes to speed up mobilization to project sites.

The Amberjack was reflagged in December and is now based in Tokyo, where it will be deployed to provide geotechnical borehole drilling, sampling and situ tests such as downhole cone penetration tests and standard penetration tests. 

“Transferring the Fugro Amberjack to Japan will help us respond faster to our country’s growing demand for geotechnical SEP services,” says Junichi Kuwamura, Fugro’s country manager for Japan.

“The Japanese government targets 10 GW of offshore wind developments by 2030 and 30 GW to 45 GW by 2040. Our geo-data solutions support the energy transition and are helping to make renewable energy the main source of power in Japan, and we’re proud to have this new asset ready to accelerate the development of Japanese offshore wind farms.”

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