Japanese steel giant Nippon Steel’s Nippon Steel Engineering and Deutsche Windtechnik Offshore und Consulting have reached an agreement to jointly launch Offshore Wind Farm Operation & Maintenance Service in Japan and executed the Memorandum of Partnership thereof.With this agreement, Nippon Steel Engineering and Deutsche Windtechnik will jointly be able to provide competitive and comprehensive O&M services for offshore wind farms in Japan by integrating Deutsche Windtechnik's offshore wind farm O&M technology and know-how, with Nippon Steel Engineering's own EPCI business experiences for large-scale offshore steel structures and its own O&M expertise for various power plants. Nippon Steel Engineering will continue to strive in the field of offshore wind power business to expand utilization of renewable energy and to contribute realization of carbon-neutral society.With more than 30 years of experience, Bremen-based Deutsche Windtechnik is one of the world's leading O & M service providers, currently providing O&M service for various wind power generation facilities (both onshore and offshore) around the world, primarily in Europe. The company has offices and various service stations in 11 countries. In particular, Deutsche Windtechnik possesses outstanding technology and know-how in the operation, inspection and maintenance of wind turbine generators, submarine cables, and foundations for offshore wind power facilities, and in recent years Deutsche Windtechnik is expanding its business into Asia region, e.g. providing O&M service for Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan.Nippon Steel Engineering, as an unique Japanese offshore contractor with over 50 years of experience in the construction of oil & gas offshore platforms and large-scale steel structures for various marine infrastructure, has been developing the EPCI business of steel structure foundation for offshore wind turbine generators since 2010, taking advantage of the technology and know-how cultivated in the large-scale offshore steel structures business as aforesaid. To date, NSE has been awarded two major EPCI contracts for jacket-type foundations for the Ishikari Bay New Port Offshore Wind Power Generation (output: 112 MW) and the Kita-Kyushu Hibikinada Offshore Wind Power Generation (output: 220 MW). NSE also has a track record of O&M service contracts for more than 56 power plants in Japan and Southeast Asia region, including onshore wind power generation, waste-to-energy generation and on-site cogeneration.