RWE, one of the world’s leading companies for renewable energies, is taking part in the third Global Offshore Wind Summit-Japan 2023 (GOWS-J) to be held in Kitakyushu-City in Kyushu, the forefront of the offshore wind power development in Japan, from 11 October to 13 October, 2023. This underlines RWE’s ambitions to further expand its renewables business to Japan and the wider Asia-Pacific region. As a glold sponsor for the event, RWE will participate in the conference as speakers as well as in the exhibition. RWE staff will share their insights and experience in the development, construction and operation of large-scale offshore wind farms as well as its related businesses, such as power purchase agreements.
RWE is a global leader in offshore wind, with more than 20-years experience in successfully developing, building and operating offshore wind projects. RWE see good growth opportunities for offshore wind in the APAC region having established offices e.g. in Japan and South Korea. Particularly, offshore wind has been attracting attention in Japan towards an ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. In 2019, RWE opened its Tokyo office and now having a local presence of over 50 offshore wind professionals, RWE aims to leverage its global capabilities and expertise to develop, build and operate large scale offshore wind farms in Japan – together with its Japanese partners.
RWE has ambitious plans for further growth in the field of renewable energies
RWE is determined to contribute its expertise gained from the realisation and operation of 19 offshore wind farms in five European countries to forge ahead with offshore wind in Japan. By 2030, RWE intends to grow its global offshore wind capacity from currently 3.3 GW to 8 GW (capacity represents RWE’s share only). Currently, RWE is constructing its 1.4 GW Sofia project in the UK, one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world. Furthermore, RWE is well on track to become a leader in floating wind and aims to have 1 GW of floating wind developed or under construction by 2030 and at least 4GW of floating wind capacity developed by 2035. To gain experience early, RWE is participating in multiple floating demonstration projects in Norway, Spain and the US, each based on different technical concepts.
RWE is leading the way to a green energy world. With an extensive investment and growth strategy, the company will expand its powerful, green generation capacity to 50 GW internationally by 2030. RWE is investing over €50 billion gross for this purpose in this decade. The portfolio is based on offshore and onshore wind, solar, hydropower, hydrogen, batteries, biomass and gas.