Fugro and NYK Group start strategic partnership in Japan

Fugro Mariner © Piet Sinke

Geo-data specialist Fugro and Japanese transportation company NYK Group (NYK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide offshore geotechnical services in Japan.

The two companies will also collaborate on a feasibility study into jointly operating a specialist investigation vessel for renewables projects.

By joining forces, Fugro and NYK are preparing for Japan’s burgeoning offshore wind industry and the expected related increase in national demand for geotechnical investigation vessels.

The strategic partnership will benefit from Fugro’s technical and operational expertise in offshore wind and NYK’s knowledge of the Japanese market. Fugro has over 25 years’ experience in European offshore renewables and has been delivering offshore wind projects in Asia-Pacific since 2016.

Tokyo-based NYK Group operates over 700 major ocean vessels. In addition to transporting wind turbines and equipment in the offshore wind power business, the NYK Group is currently studying the feasibility of an offshore wind installation vessel business and crew transfer vessel business.