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GO AHEAD OFFSHORE JAPAN CORPORATION The approximate total land area of Japan is 380,000 km², making it 61st in the world. However, Japan's total ocean area …

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P ioneering the Marine Development of Japan For the future of Japan, a seafaring country The approximate total land area of Japan is 380,000 km², making it 61st in the world. However, Japan's total ocean area in which it has the rights to natural resource development that include territorial waters and its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), is approximately 4,470,000 km², the 6th largest in the world. Rich mineral and energy resources have been identified in the seabeds around Japan. However, the fact is that Japan has unfortunately fallen behind other countries in its marine development industries within the Asian seas. A cabinet decision has been made to review the Basic Ocean Plan, which is based on the Basic Act on Ocean Policy, in order to catch up in the marine business and to establish and obtain as quickly as possible, domestic marine energy production. Along with the space industry, there are great expectations towards marine development in the generation of new industries. It is under such circumstances that Offshore Japan was founded for the development and enhancement of offshore support vessel operations that handle marine resource development, exploration, excavation equipment and offshore renewable energy facilities. Demand for all of these is expected to grow in the future.

The mobilization of seabed resource development and renewable energy The establishment of the Ocean Energy and Mineral Resources Development Plan, which is based on the Basic Act on Ocean Policy have resulted in the starting of new activities, including surveys on the amount of resources such as sea-floor hydrothermal deposits, methane hydrate and other resources, development of related technologies, environmental impact studies, and the enactment and maintaining of related regulations. Japan is also faced with a need to determine energy policies with consideration towards all types of natural disasters, including earthquakes, tsunamis, or ever-strengthening typhoons, while also forecasting the direction of global warming. Offshore wind power is an ecologically friendly renewable energy, and has unlimited potential as a source of clean energy. Offshore Japan is committed to building a support system through the operation of support vessels that help with the installation, towing, and maintenance of these facilities.

K LINE KINKAI and Offshore Operation (OOC) - A maximum synergistic effect from the two companies to improve vessel operation technologies and to establish safe operations Offshore Japan was established in October 2013, through equal capital investments by K LINE KINKAI and Offshore Operation Co., Ltd. As a member of the K LINE Group, K LINE KINKAI is a leading marine shipping company in Japan, known for its solid management through stable sea route operations consisting of an outward voyage division that handles logistics within the Asian region, a coastal shipping division that is active in integrated domestic transportation, and a ferry division that supports industries and day-to-day life. As the only professional organization in Japan operating domestic marine business support vessels, Offshore Operation is proud of its long history and successful achievements in offshore oil development, mineral resource development, deep sea explorations, and in offshore support vessel business such as sea rescue operations. By leveraging the know how of these two companies on marine vessel operation technologies and safe operations to their fullest, Offshore Japan is committed to improving marine vessel operation technologies and establishing safe operations.

The state of the art AHTSV will enter service in February, 2016. Offshore Japan has been researching and pursuing an optimal offshore support vessel model that can be used in the future to operate within both domestic and the South Asian seas. At the same time that the company was established, we placed an order for the state of the art Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTSV), which is highly stable operable even in stormy weather, conforms to the regulation on fuel tank protection of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, and thus designed with ecology in mind. Please look forward for this powerful AHTSV to enter service, with 150 tons of traction force (Bollard Pull), the strongest in Japan, and equipped with the DPS2 dynamic positioning system. Photo provided by : Fukushima Offshore Wind Consortium

Photo provid ed by : M i tsu bish i H eavy Industries, Ltd .

※ I mages of vessels shown are renderings.