Japanese firm pledges to help Scotland achieve net zero after opening Glasgow base

A Japanese firm involved in a Scottish floating wind power project has opened a base in Glasgow.

The investment in new premises will allow global corporation Marubeni Europower to drive forward its work to support Scotland’s journey to net zero. The move follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Scottish Enterprise during last year’s COP26 conference in Glasgow.

Part of the consortium for ScotWind’s floating offshore wind project, the Marubeni team is working with SSE Renewables and Danish fund management company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners to develop what will become one of the world’s largest floating offshore wind farms. The company is also at the heart of an ambitious project in Glasgow that aims to establish an energy hub that will supply green hydrogen to local users.

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Tomoki Nishino, president and chief executive of Marubeni Europower, said: “As a developer of the Scottish offshore wind project Ossian and green hydrogen project in Glasgow, it is extremely important for us to reach out to the stakeholders and citizens of Scotland and listen to their voices. Our members in Glasgow are proudly committed to contribute to achieving Scotland’s net zero ambitions by delivering these significant low carbon projects, together with our friends in Scotland.”

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Japan is one of Scotland’s top inward investors, with more than 100 Japanese-owned companies based in the country. Scottish Enterprise’s international trade and investment arm, Scottish Development International (SDI), has trade and investment specialists based in Tokyo, promoting economic opportunities across sectors such as low-carbon, life science and food and drink.

The investment in new premises will allow global corporation Marubeni Europower to drive forward its work to support Scotland’s journey to net zero.

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