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Universal Foundation has established a cooperation with Hitachi Zosen for a feasibility study to assess the application of mono bucket technology at an offshore wind project in Japan.
Japan's Hitachi Zosen and France's Ideol signed a contract to launch the construction phase of their 2-turbine offshore wind project in Japan on 13 June, 2016. Prior to this contract, the two companies signed an engineering agreement on 3 June 2015 for the design of both a concrete and a steel version of Ideol’s patented floating foundation […]
Hitachi Zosen Corp., Japanese industrial and engineering company, has revealed its plan to generate JPY 50 million (EUR 393 million, USD 419 million) in sales through its wind energy business in the next ten years. The company has not disclosed its current sales earnings. The company explained that it aims to widen its wind energy business to include developing, […]
IDEOL, a fast-growing French start-up specialized in floating foundations for the offshore wind industry, and Hitachi Zosen (Hitz), a major Japanese industrial and engineering company, have signed an agreement for the design, engineering and construction of floating offshore wind turbines in Japan using IDEOL's patented "Damping Pool" solution. "We are extremely pleased that one of […]
Hitachi Zosen Corp. plans to install floating offshore wind turbines in Japanese waters as soon as possible, reports Bloomberg. The industrial machinery maker signed a cooperation agreement with a Norwegian oil and gas company, Statoil ASA. The agreement also included a feasibility study for floating offshore wind turbines. Statoil deployed the world's first full-scale floating […]
Hitachi Zosen Corporation and the Tokyo-based Eco Power Co. Ltd. have established a joint venture company to develop an offshore wind project off the Aomori Prefecture in Japan. The Nishikita offshore wind farm will comprise up to 125 wind turbines and have a capacity of 500MW. The turbines will have an individual capacity of between 4MW […]
The Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has shared videos showing the construction and installation of the two-bladed Hibiki floating wind turbine. The Aerodyn SCD 3MW turbine, installed on Ideol's Damping Pool floating foundation, was towed from the Kitakyushu Port to the installation site some 15km off Kitakyushu City on 29 August 2018. Hibiki, set to be […]
The two-bladed floating wind turbine recently assembled in Japan's Kitakyushu Port will be towed to the installation site some 15 kilometres offshore on 24 August, according to the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA). The Aerodyn SCD 3MW wind turbine, mounted onto Ideol's patended Damping Pool floating foundation, is expected to start delivering power to the grid […]
A consortium led by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has fully assembled a 3MW demonstrator floating wind turbine at the Kitakyushu Port.
French floating offshore wind developer Ideol has raised an additional EUR 8 million in financing to boost growth and accelerate international development.
We are leaving what has arguably been the best year for offshore wind so far with a hope that the one ahead of us will be at least as eventful and successful as 2016 was, if not better. The Eurocents This year, we saw several tenders resulting in remarkably low prices. First, there was Borssele […]
Mooreast will supply nine of its Mooreast MA5P anchors for a floating wind turbine demonstration project off Kitakyushu, Japan, set to enter the construction phase next year. Glocal Inc., a Japanese company which is part of the consortium behind the demonstration project, carried out product performance evaluation and offshore testing last year, prior to deciding […]
Ideol has raised more than EUR 3 million in the latest fundraising round, including capital from Tertium investment fund. The newly secured finances will be used to speed up the development of Ideol's floating wind foundation. Ideol's floating foundation can be constructed in concrete or steel. It is designed to be compatible with existing commercial offshore wind turbines without […]
Following the signature of a technology partnership agreement in March, the French start-up IDEOL and the Japanese offshore wind leader Hitachi Zosen (HITZ) have signed an engineering agreement on June 3rd for the design of both a concrete and a steel version of IDEOL’s patented floating foundation adapted to Japanese sea conditions. The companies are […]
Japan's offshore wind sector seems to have surged lately, as news about planned offshore wind farms off the country's coast keep coming to news desks. According to Nikkei Asian Review, Japanese engineering company Hitachi Zosen has teamed up with Mitsubishi and Sumitomo Electric Industries to build an offshore wind farm off the coast of Murakami, Niigata Prefecture. The proposed offshore […]
Six Japanese companies plan to invest GBP 962 million in offshore wind projects at the coastal area of the Kyushu region in the southern part of the country. According to GT Global Trader news site, Toshiba Corp, Hitachi Zosen Corp, JFE Steel Corp, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Toa Corp and Toyo Construction Co. Ltd. will […]
Irish renewable energy group Gaelectric has partnered with Ideol to develop floating offshore wind energy projects in Irish waters using Ideol’s Damping Pool technology.
[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 […]