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[Updated article] The 5MW wind turbine mounted on a floating platform, dubbed Fukushima Hamakaze, was installed at the site off Fukushima Prefecture on 20 July. The turbine left Sumoto port on Awaji Island on 2 July, according to a marine notice issued by the Fukushima Forward consortium. It arrived in the testing area on 10 July and was then […]
The Fukushima Hamakaze construction, built for the 14MW Fukushima Forward floating wind farm demonstration project, was completed after a 5MW Hitachi downwind turbine was mounted on an advanced spar floater in the port of Sumoto, Japan. The construction is expected to be towed to the demo site off Fukushima in July. The 51-metre wide floater started its journey from […]
The advanced spar floating foundation built to support the 5MW Fukushima Hamakaze structure off Japan has recovered stability after it tilted while under tow in Osaka Bay last week. The advanced spar floater was en route from Hitachi-Zosen's dockyard in Sakai to the Sumoto port when it tilted due to an uncontrolled water ingress during the planned […]
Fukushima Forward's advanced spar floating foundation, the base of the Fukushima Hamakaze structure, has tilted while being towed across Osaka Bay to Sumoto on Awaji Island, with part of an upper section now submerged, according to Japanese media. The foundation has been on its way to the port of Sumoto, where Hitachi's 5MW downwind turbine will be mounted on it, before […]
An advanced spar floater built for the 14 MW Fukushima Forward floating wind farm demonstration project started its journey to the port of Sumoto, Awaji Island, on 2 May, where it will be connected to a 5 MW downwind turbine manufactured by Hitachi Ltd, and transported off Fukushima Prefecture for installation. Following the mounting of the wind turbine to the 51-metre wide […]
First Subsea has been awarded a contract to supply a cable connector for the third phase of the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration. In this latest phase of the project, the connector will be used to connect 22kV cable to a 7MW wind turbine. So far, First Subsea has provided all the cable connectors […]
Fukushima Offshore Wind Consortium plans to tow the 7 MW wind turbine from Onahama Port to its offshore site on July 31-August 1 and moor it in the following 20 days. Then, from August 20 to September 30, the developer plans to carry out the laying and burying of riser cable at the Fukushima Experimental Offshore […]
Assembly works of the 7MW oil pressure drive-type wind turbine on the three-column semi-sub floater at Onahama port has been completed and delivery of the floater to testing area is going to start shortly as part of the second phase of the Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project. Installation of chains, anchors and undersea cables […]
UK-based company, OSBIT Power, the developer of an innovative offshore wind access system released a footage of its MaXccess in operation at Fukushima offshore wind farm. The system completed its Lloyds witnessed factory acceptance tests in late 2012. Owned by Maubeni, the offshore wind farm is located 23 km off the Fukushima coast. It comprises a […]
Subsea connector specialist, First Subsea, has supplied cable connectors for the second phase of the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration, offshore Japan. Two First Subsea connectors have been used to connect 22kV cables to the facility’s floating 66kV power substation, in preparation for the arrival of a 7MW wind turbine in Phase 3, and […]
The second phase of the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration Project has commenced. Preparatory works for the installation of the 7MW wind turbine on the three-column semi-sub floater at Onahama port, Fukushima, are almost completed as the floater left Nagasaki today . The second phase includes the assembly and setting of two 7MW oil pressure drive-type floating wind […]
Trelleborg’s offshore operation has secured a contract to supply its range of high performance cable protection for phase two of the prestigious offshore wind farm Fukushima Forward Project, lead by Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Following a successful delivery of phase one, Trelleborg has been selected to provide its distributed buoyancy modules (DBM), […]
The consortium behind the Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project has completed the construction of a three-column semi-submersible floater as part of the second phase of the project. The floater has been moored at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. One 7MW floating wind turbine and subsea cables have also been […]
Cable connectors for the Fukushima floating wind farm project, offshore Japan, are supplied by First Subsea to connect 66kV and 22kV cables to a 2MW wind turbine and floating substation. The facility’s floating 66kV power substation is the first of its kind for the offshore wind energy industry. Three First Subsea cable connectors have been […]
Fukushima's experimental offshore floating wind farm project started operating today. The installation of 2MW downwind-type floating wind turbine, 66kV floating power substation, extra-high voltage subsea cable and a dynamic cable at the testing area (1st phase) have been successfully completed. Subsequently, the experimental study of 2MW floating wind turbine and 66kV floating power substation commenced today. […]
Japan is speeding up with the development of its floating offshore wind projects, in an aim to move away from nuclear power and shift to renewables. Recently, a floating wind turbine of 2MW capacity started generating power near Nagasaki prefecture. In Fukushima prefecture, a group of 11 companies, headed by Marubeni Corporation have installed a […]
Ever since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, Japanese companies have been investing strenuous efforts to develop other forms of energy. Driven by that very goal, a group of 11 companies, headed by Marubeni, is looking to deploy a floating wind turbine off the Fukushima coast. Takahide Soeda, from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and […]
Japan is planning to begin the construction of the world's largest wind farm in July, placing it 16 kilometers off the coast of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, reports RT news portal. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, Japan turned off all of their 54 nuclear reactors and turned to renewable resources, […]
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) is mulling a 1,000MW project in Japan that could be built off Choshi in Chiba Prefecture, The Japan News (The Yomiuri Shimbun) reports. TEPCO plans to set up an offshore wind farm comprising 200 5MW wind turbines, installed on fixed-bottom foundations, according to The Japan News, which further writes that the Japanese […]
Osbit has secured a contract for the delivery of its MaXccess T12 crew-transfer ‘walk-to-work’ access system for a vessel that will be deployed at Binhai offshore wind farms in China, developed by State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC).
Japanese offshore wind-power resources have been largely overlooked but have tremendous potential, and can viably contribute to baseload power demand in the country's post-nuclear era, according to a report released by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
Vryhof, together with its business unit Deep Sea Mooring (DSM), has launched a new engineering unit to support the company’s renewables, offshore oil & gas, and aquaculture operations.
The world could see as much as 237MW of floating offshore wind capacity installed by 2020, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
By Kjeld Duits The remarkable success of offshore wind development in the Netherlands has caught the attention of the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA). The Japanese organization believes the small European country is a much better model for Japan than the far larger markets of Germany and the UK. “Japan has learned a lot from […]
DNV GL-led WIN WIN joint industry project (JIP) results indicate that, especially for marginal oil & gas fields supplying production to a major field, floating wind-powered water injection is technically feasible in general. This specific application is claimed to offer an excellent business case too. A major contributing factor favouring the positive overall outcomes is […]