Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has teamed up with a small domestic player to boost the companies' renewables cable-laying prospects.

MOL said the memorandum of understanding with Kokusai Cable Ship (KCS) will allow the partners to target offshore wind work.

The companies have identified increasing demand for installation of power cables that are a key element of supply chains in the globally expanding offshore wind farm business.

KCS has two cable-laying ships and was established in 1966.

The company has been involved in the installation of 70,000 km of undersea cables, mainly in the Asia Pacific region.