SeaTwirl, a Sweden-based provider of offshore wind technology, is to partner a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corporation in developing Japanese markets for its pioneering vertical axis floating wind turbine (VAWT).

SeaTwirl described Sumitomo Corporation Power & Mobility (SPCM) as its preferred strategic business partner to market a technology that SeaTwirl says is well suited for the conditions in the Japanese offshore environment.