Wood Thilsted is thrilled to announce a branch opening in Japan, with plans to grow the team over the coming year.

We’re delighted to confirm our first Japan based employee, Gerry Murphy, has joined Wood Thilsted in a combined Geotechnical and Business Development role. Gerry has been based in Japan and working on other Japanese projects for the last 18 months developing his geotechnical expertise for Japanese projects. He will play an instrumental role in building the Japanese team and expanding our Japanese presence over the coming year.

As Japan accelerates its development of offshore wind to meet its target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, WT is positioning itself to ensure we grow along with the market to provide local expertise to projects and address the unique engineering challenges Japan presents.

This move comes following our recent work on key projects across Japan over the last few years, including designing the secondary steel for Japan’s first commercial wind farm, Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind, on the far north west coast of Honshu.

Wood Thilsted's, Director of Growth, Hannah Abend said:

“Wood Thilsted believes that engineering excellence combined with global experience and local knowledge is essential to deliver the best outcomes for projects. It’s for this reason that we’re investing in our Japanese team to attract local talent and support them to be able to deliver in market as the Japanese offshore wind engineering industry continues to grow."

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