Notification on the Start of Operation of Miyazaki Ebino Solar Power Plant [EPC Contract] – a Special High-voltage Project

On February 15, 2021, Blue Capital Management Co., Ltd. (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo) started operating the Miyazaki Ebino Solar Power Plant [EPC contract] – a special high-voltage project – that we have been developing in Ebino, Miyazaki Prefecture.

We expected this EPC contract project to involve difficult construction work in a short delivery time from the beginning. Furthermore, we faced a series of difficulties as a result of the impact of COVID-19.
Nevertheless, we were able to complete this project by using optimal schedule management and i-constraction technologies that utilize the latest ICT. This was also made possible by all partner companies working together as one team toward the completion of this project.

We will continue to flexibly respond to all problems without ever giving in to any difficulties we may face. We will also aim to maintain and improve quality, cost, delivery, safety and the environment (QCDSE) as well as to increase efficiency of operations to complete our business. In this way, we will continue to contribute to society in the future.

Miyazaki Ebino Solar Power Plant’s estimated annual power generation is approximately 53.40 million kWh per year, which is equivalent to the average annual power consumption of approximately 14,834 households.
*Supposing that the power consumption of a common household is 300 kWh/month

The overview of the solar power plant is as follows.
[Miyazaki Ebino Solar Power Plant [EPC contract]]
Site area : 579,062.00 m²(Equivalent to roughly 12.39 Tokyo Domes)
Generation capacity : 44,909.92 kW
Estimated annual amount of electricity generated : 53,405,529.57 kWh
Estimated annual amount of CO2 reduced : 27,984.50 t

01.27.2021Important News
Blue Capital Management Co., Ltd. to Build Bulk Carriers to Transport Biomass Fuel in Malaysia

Blue Capital Management Co., Ltd. (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo) hereby announces that we have decided to build bulk carriers as cargo vessels connecting Japan and Malaysia for a biomass fuel procurement project in Malaysia that we have been preparing for some time.

We will be able to manage the supply chain in our group on an integrated basis – from cargo collection management to shipping, transportation, sales and consumption – by owning bulk carriers in-house. This will enable us to supply biomass fuel to Japan even more stably.

We are looking to build a total of 10 vessels. We plan to entrust the building of these bulk carriers to shipbuilding companies in Japan and Korea. We will then outsource the shipping management operations.

The movement toward solving global environmental problems will further accelerate in pace with the United States returning to the Paris Agreement and Japan’s 2050 Carbon Neutral Declaration. This is expected to lead to a rapid increase in demand for renewable energy fuel. We will continue to work toward reducing our environmental burden on society and to contribute to the formation of a recycling-orientated society to meet the needs of Japanese and global markets.

The main outline of the bulk carriers we plan to build is below.

[Bulk Carriers]
Total length: 150 m
Breadth: 24 m
Draft: 10.0 m
Gross tonnage: 16,000 DWT
Deadweight tonnage: 11,000 MT
Country of registration: Singapore

Notification on the acquisition of Okayama Landmark Golf Club

Blue Capital Management Co., Ltd. (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo) has acquired “Landmark Golf Club,” a golf course with a solar power station, which is located in Maniwa-shi, Okayama Prefecture (renamed to “Blue Resort Landmark Golf Club”).

For Blue Resort Landmark Golf Club, an outstanding course was designed by Mizuno based on the golf theory of a professional golfer Seiha Chin and is landscaped with ingenuity, so that players can experience the intrinsic pleasure and richness of golf in the thrilling hilly course.
We will also concentrate on the development of next-generation athletes, and support would-be professional golfers by providing them with sites for practice and opportunities to participate in competitions, accepting trainees, and so on.

Holes: 18 holes, par 72
Out: Par 36, yardage: Back: 3,473 yards, Regular: 3,273 yards, Ladies: 3,070 yards
In: Par 36, yardage: Back: 3,394 yards, Regular: 3,223 yards, Ladies: 3,009 yards

A solar power station is attached to the golf course, and a biomass gasification power plant is under construction. By combining them, we will operate the golf course with greener electricity.

Blue Capital Management envisages the development of eco resorts, including villa districts, hotels, restaurants, ski slopes, and golf courses, utilizing a variety of renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and biomass power.
While offering high-quality, fulfilling time and experience with high added value, we will contribute to the prevention of global warming and the establishment of a recycling-oriented society.

The outline of the facility is as follows.
[Blue Resort Landmark Golf Club]
Address: 711 Ueyama, Maniwa-shi, Okayama Prefecture
Designer: Mizuno Corporation (Supervisor: Seiha Chin)
Holes: 18 holes, Par 72
Course type: Hilly course
Course rate: 72.3 (Out, In, Bent)
Adjunct facilities: A practice range, a house, and accommodation facilities
[Blue Power Okayama Maniwa Power Plant]
Output:108.2 kW

01.17.2021Important News
New Year’s Greetings

At the beginning of 2021, I would like to convey my New Year’s greetings.

I would also like to express my deep condolences to those who have contracted the novel coronavirus. In addition, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to those who are making efforts to eradicate the novel coronavirus.

At the beginning of 2021, I want to express my thanks from the bottom of my heart to all stakeholders who support Blue Capital Management and other companies of the Blue Group every day.

Since last year, the health and safety of people have been threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, our economies have been damaged seriously, and then our lifestyles have changed drastically. Corporate activities, too, have been restricted from various aspects. Under these circumstances, Blue Capital Management has promoted telecommuting as part of the BCP and engaged in digital transformation, introducing the ways of working online, to survive the novel coronavirus-ridden age and the post-pandemic era.

In October last year, the Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared that “Japan aims to become a carbon-neutral country by 2050” at his policy speech. Amid the global trend of de-carbonization, enterprises are more strongly required to fulfill their social responsibilities, including concrete efforts for ESG and SDGs.
Blue Capital Management will observe laws and regulations, strive to coexist with local communities, and supply energy stably for a long period of time, as an enterprise that carries out business with sustainable business administration by pursuing the harmony among people, society, and the earth environment while flexibly responding to changes in the environment, natural disasters and economic fluctuations and serving as an energy supplier inside and outside Japan.
In addition, as a member of the international society, we will make efforts to solve social issues around the world and realize a sustainable planet.

In 2021, we will keep actively engaging in the renewable energy business, including solar, wind, and biomass power generation.
I believe that it is possible to conduct a variety of businesses with renewable energy.
In the mid/long-term business plan, we will promote initiatives involving different group companies and different businesses and develop eco resorts, including villa districts, hotels, restaurants, ski slopes, and golf courses, utilizing a variety of renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and biomass power.
By developing and bettering idle land, it is possible to contribute to the improvement of the ambient environment, the enhancement of disaster prevention performance, and disaster mitigation. The tax revenues from this project will become stable, long-term funds of the local government, returning benefits to local communities, creating jobs, and vitalizing the economy.
Furthermore, by utilizing eco resorts, we vitalize local communities, develop and support next-generation athletes.
We are also proceeding with a global project of local power generation from renewable energy for local consumption, in which we construct solar power plants in industrial complexes that often suffer power outage in Malaysia and Singapore and supply electric power.

In order to cope with significant changes in the novel coronavirus-ridden age and the post-pandemic era, we create sustainable, new value and solve social issues through our business activities.
This year, too, all of companies of the Blue Group will join hands as “One Team” to make a leap forward. We would appreciate your continued support.

Chairman and CEO
Hideo Harada