Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) contract

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Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) contract

ISHIKARI, Japan, Sept. 12, 2022

Survey Association of 1914 A/S (SA) and its partner in Japan, Specialists Center of Port and Airport Engineering (SCOPE) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) contract for the construction of Pattern Energy/GPI’s 112 megawatt Ishikari Offshore Wind project, located approximately three kilometers from the shore of the Ishikari Bay in Hokkaido, Japan.

“We’re excited to be working with GPI and Pattern Energy on the largest offshore wind power and storage project in Japan. Together with our partner – SCOPE, we are working as one team on the MWS work to assist the project on risk mitigation and loss prevention.” says Henrik Uth, CEO of Survey Association.

The Ishikari Offshore Wind project is expected to reach commercial operation in December of 2023 and will utilize 14 Siemens Gamesa 8.0 MW wind turbines. The SG 8.0‐167 DD offshore turbine is designed to meet local codes and standards regarding typhoons, seismic activities, 50 Hertz operation, as well as operation in high and low ambient temperatures.

About Survey Association

Survey Association is a longstanding Marine Warranty Survey and risk engineering provider to the maritime and offshore renewable industry. It has been involved in a number of offshore wind projects in Europe for more than 20 years and provide guidance and risk mitigation to owners, operators and insurance companies.

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Specialists Center of Port and Airport Engineering (SCOPE) was formed as an affiliated Organization of former Ministry of Transport, Ports and Harbors Bureau in 1994. SCOPE promotes research, engineering, about the technology and systems for construction, maintenance and management projects for ports, coastal areas and airports, and supports the implementation of such projects. In order to reduce the risk of offshore wind farm construction in Japan, based on the above extensive experience, SCOPE and Survey Association of 1914 signed a Partnership Agreement (PA) in 2018 for the establishment of a strategic alliance, to provide Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) services in the Japanese offshore wind market.

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About Pattern Energy

Pattern Energy is one of the world's largest privately‐owned developers and operators of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects. Its operational portfolio includes 35 renewable energy facilities that use proven, best‐in‐class technology with an operating capacity of nearly 6,000 MW in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico. Pattern Energy is guided by a longterm commitment to serve customers, protect the environment, and strengthen communities. For more information, visit

About Green Power Investment Corporation

Green Power Investment Corporation (GPI) is a Japanese developer, owner and operator of renewable energy assets. The founder of GPI, Toshio Hori, was one of the earliest pioneers in renewable energy, having built some of the first large scale wind power projects in Japan, the United States and Europe. GPI is headquartered in Tokyo and has a team of more than 150 professionals covering all areas of expertise necessary to operate and manage a full‐scale renewable energy business. GPI's development portfolio totals more than 4 gigawatts of wind capacity, including approximately 1.4 GW MW of wind projects that have FiT certifications. Pattern Energy holds a majority interest in GPI.

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