Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project Second Phase Update
A consortium comprised of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu, and Mizuho Information & Research, has been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since March 2012. Preparatory works for the installation of the 7MW oil pressure drive-type wind turbine on the three-column semi-sub floater at Onahama port, Fukushima, are almost completed and delivery of the floater from Nagasaki to Onahama has started today as part of the second term.
- Delivery of the three-column semi-sub floater from Nagasaki to Onahama port is in progress.
- Construction of the nacelle for the 7MW oil pressure drive-type wind turbine is in progress at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Yokohama Dockyard & Machinery Works.
- Construction of the tower for 7MW oil pressure drive-type floating wind turbine is in progress at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Kobe Dockyard & Machinery Works.
- Preceding works i.e. installation of chains, anchors and undersea cables at the testing area has been successfully completed.
- Ground improvement and installation of the undersea mound at Onahama port for mounting the wind turbine on the three-column semi-sub has been successfully completed.
Note: Schedule will be changed depending on the meteorological and sea conditions
|November 10||Arrival of the three-column semi-sub floater and mounting at Fujiwara quay, Onahama port|
|Late November – Late January||Assembly of a large-scale crane at Onahama port for the purpose of the installation work|
|Early February -||Installation of the 7MW oil pressure drive-type wind turbine on the three-column semi-sub floater, delivery of the facility and its mooring operation in the testing area|
Towing the three-column semi-sub at Nagasaki port