Mitsubishi Corporation Procures Project Finance and Partially Transfers Shares in UK Offshore Wind Farm Project.
MC also wishes to announce that the project has entered into a project finance agreement with several banks, including the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). This project will now move into the construction stage, with commercial operation expected for 2022.
DGE has established a special team of highly qualified in-house professionals which is exclusively dedicated to managing offshore wind power projects, including the asset of the 130 MW Luchterduinen Offshore Wind Warm(1) which started operating in the Netherlands in 2015,the construction asset of the 370 MW Norther Offshore Wind Farm(2) in Belgium and the 732 MW Borssele III/IV Offshore Wind Farm(3) in the Netherlands.
The large-scale introduction of offshore wind has taken off more in Europe than it has elsewhere. This proliferation of offshore wind power comes with successive technological improvement, which also means that the capacity of wind turbines and the scale of wind farms can get bigger, ultimately making the cost of electricity generated by offshore wind power more competitive. This ignites momentum for introducing offshore wind power generation in Japan, and Japanese companies, including utilities, are aiming to enter this market. MC's strategy is to continue its engagement in the offshore wind power generation business while re-profiling assets and optimizing its portfolio through divestment including aiming to be a player in offshore wind power generation in Japan by leveraging the experience gained from project operations in Europe. The divestment of Diamond Green is consistent with both the needs of Japanese companies and MC's strategy.
MC will continue to be involved with projects that simultaneously generate economic, societal, and environmental value, including in the renewable energy sector, as it seeks to accelerate progress towards achieving a renewable energy composition of over 20% of total attributable power generation by 2030.
About Mitsubishi Corporation
Mitsubishi Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is a global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates business across virtually every industry including industrial finance, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, foods, and environmental business. Mitsubishi Corporation's current activities are expanding far beyond its traditional trading operations as its diverse business ranges from natural resources development to investment in retail business, infrastructure, financial products and manufacturing of industrial goods. For more information on Mitsubishi Corporation, please visit the company's website at https://www.mitsubishicorp.com/jp/en/.
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