Sojitz Corporation


Infrastructure & Healthcare Division

By combining Sojitz’s unique functions and ideas, the Infrastructure & Healthcare Division provides new solutions to create value. Specific areas of operation include energy, telecommunications, urban infrastructure, and healthcare, where businesses are developed in response to global social issues, including the rising demand for infrastructure and healthcare due to economic growth in emerging countries, climate change, digitalization, and the diversification of values.

Strengths of Division

  • Create: We aim to create new business platforms by leveraging our human network and improving our business selection acumen to make full use of our speed and flexibility.
  • Connect: We will collaborate both with existing partners in various industries and emerging markets and with new partners arising from the changing business environment in order to combine our unique strengths and enhance our competitiveness.
  • Nurture: We will build deep relationships of trust with all stakeholders across public and private sectors and foster harmonious coexistence with local communities and the natural environment.
  • Expand: We will combine ideas and functions, create new value, and expand our business domains.


External Environment


  • Growing demand for infrastructure and healthcare owing to robust economic and population growth in emerging countries
  • Growing demand for green infrastructure due to heightened global concern for climate change
  • Expanding opportunities to provide complex solutions to meet diversifying needs and an increasingly decentralized society
  • Growing opportunities for telecommunications and digital-related businesses in line with the rapid progress of digitalization


  • Changes to supply chain and business structures due to conflicts and other geopolitical risks and transforming safety frameworks
  • Economic recession and changes in the structure of the economy due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
  • A paradigm shift resulting from changes in regulations and policies related to climate change in countries around the world
  • Country risks associated with slow economic growth in emerging countries and changes in the political, economic, and social environments
  • Changes in the balance of supply and demand due to intensifying competition, and diminished business competitiveness due to new technologies, etc.

Growth Strategy

We will continue to help realize a prosperous and sustainable society by providing sophisticated infrastructure that balances economic growth with environmental impact.

Takefumi Nishikawa

Executive Officer, COO
Infrastructure & Healthcare Division

The Infrastructure & Healthcare Division has positioned comprehensive infrastructure businesses and healthcare-related businesses in Japan and overseas as focus growth areas. Based on these areas, we have adopted the following three growth strategies.

The first strategy is to develop, implement, and monetize businesses with a sense of scale that leverages our strengths. In the energy infrastructure and healthcare domains, where we expect to see growth and stable earnings, we will link the experience and functions we have accumulated thus far in an organic, integrated manner while also concentrating our resources. We thereby aim to build upon and branch out from existing operations in order to build a solid earnings base.

As the second strategy, we will strengthen the profitability and increase the value of existing businesses. We aim to maximize the value of our businesses in terms of both quality and quantity by leveraging our capabilities in financial structuring and other areas, by making investments to obtain functions that can be utilized in a cross-business manner, and by creating and utilizing new value through digital transformation.

For the third strategy, we will expand into new business areas and continue working on areas in which we foresee growth and future potential. In particular, we look to expand into downstream and service fields in existing business areas, and we will pursue growth and the expansion of our business domains by acquiring new business platforms and making additional investments with a market-in approach. Furthermore, as part of our efforts to address climate change and contribute to decarbonization, we will promote businesses related to hydrogen and electric vehicles while tackling business challenges with new ideas that are not restricted to existing business areas.

Through these strategies, the Infrastructure & Healthcare Division will create and expand businesses that contribute to the resolution of social issues as it seeks to fulfill its mission of developing sophisticated social infrastructure that promises reliability, safety, and comfort.


Business Map

Integrated urban development project (Indonesia)

Telecommunications tower

■Renewable Energy Businesses

By leveraging the knowledge we have gained through the development and operation of solar, onshore and offshore wind, and biomass power generation projects in Japan and overseas, we aim to further expand our business amid the global shift toward decarbonization. To this end, we are proactively promoting business development in growth markets and providing business solutions in response to demand for renewable energy from companies that have joined the RE100 initiative as well as from other companies.

■Gas-Fired Power Generation Businesses

In addition to developing and operating highefficiency gas-fired power plants to meet the demand for the switchover to gas-fired power generation with lower environmental impact, we are also working to provide new added value in the United States, including through energy saving services and regional distributed power generation. In addition, we are focusing on the development of an integrated value chain from LNG procurement and receiving to power generation in emerging Asian countries, leveraging the knowledge we have gained from developing a Gas-to-Power project in Indonesia.

■Gas-Related Business

We are developing natural gas supply and decentralized renewable energy businesses in African and Asian countries where energy demand is growing. In addition to promoting a low-carbon society through the supply of natural gas, we will work to achieve decarbonization by optimizing energy usage via means such as promoting carbon neutrality at our industrial parks through the combination of renewable energy and new technologies.

■ICT Infrastructure Businesses (Telecommunications Towers, Data Centers)

We are developing data center businesses as well as ICT infrastructure sharing businesses, which include telecommunications tower businesses that support the increasing data traffic brought about by aspects of the new daily reality, such as the popularization of cloud computing for business applications, teleworking, and 5G networks. In the future, we will also advance optical fiber and indoor telecommunications infrastructure sharing businesses to contribute to the construction of large-capacity, high-quality, and stable networks.
>Introducing ICT-related Businesses

■Urban Infrastructure and Industrial Park Businesses

We are developing and operating industrial parks in emerging Asian countries. We are providing highquality utility services and contributing to the sustainable development of local communities by providing high-value-added digital transformation and decarbonization services. Also, in Deltamas City in Indonesia, we are engaging in a comprehensive urban development project with ever-growing value that is well positioned for the future. The city integrates residential, commercial, industrial, administrative, educational, and medical facilities.
>Overseas Industrial Parks of Sojitz website (Japanese)


Sojitz is creating healthcare platforms for providing healthcare solutions that contribute to the improvement of quality of life to ensure that everyone is able to live longer and healthier due to having easy access to the most efficient and optimized solutions.

In addition, Sojitz is operating hospital PPP projects in Turkey and Australia in close collaboration with local communities. In the Asia Pacific region, we are expanding medical services that make large contributions to addressing regional market needs with a focus on preventive and primary care while working to promote the introduction of healthcare digital transformation.


Market-Oriented Initiatives in Downstream Areas

Renewable Energy-Derived Electricity Retailing and Related Services Business

In 2021, Sojitz acquired a stake in Nexus Energia S.A., a major Spanish electricity retailer. This marks Sojitz’s first investment into the electricity retailing business.
Nexus Energia operates electricity retail businesses in Spain, Portugal, and Mexico, and is competent in providing electricity retailing services to customers such as government agencies and small and medium-sized businesses. The company is distinguished by the fact that 100% of its electricity sales come from renewable sources.
In addition, Spain and other European countries are highly environmentally conscious, as evidenced by the European Green Deal policy. As such, these countries are environmentally advanced markets that are leading global decarbonization efforts.
In addition to the electricity retail business, optimization of customer electricity usage, and energy management services that Nexus Energia is currently developing, Sojitz will seek to develop electricity-related businesses including rooftop solar power generation, electric vehicles and related charging infrastructure, and energy storage systems to meet diversifying customer needs and contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society.

Gas Retail Business in Nigeria

Through a Netherlands-based intermediary holding company, Sojitz acquired a 25% stake in Axxela Limited in March 2022. Axxela supplies natural gas to industrial customers in Nigeria and other countries in West Africa. This move represents the first time a Japanese company has entered into the gas retail market of rapidly growing Nigeria.
Countries in West Africa, such as Nigeria, which boasts large reserves of natural gas, have long been dependent on fossil fuels due to an inability to take advantage of their own gas supplies because of a lack of infrastructure.
Through Axxela, Sojitz seeks to promote the use of natural gas in West African countries and to help these countries achieve their CO2 emissions reduction targets. We thereby hope to contribute to economic growth while also protecting the environment.
At the same time, we will supply Axxela’s robust customer base of more than 200 companies in West Africa with Sojitz’s low-carbon and carbon-free energy solutions while also practicing co-creation with business partners and customers to contribute to a decarbonized society.

Pipeline operated by Axxela




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