Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project Second Phase Update
A consortium made up 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. At present, the construction of the three-column semi-sub as part of the second phase has been successfully completed.
- Completion of construction of the three-column semi-sub floater and mooring it at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works.
- Parts procurement and construction of 7MW oil pressure drive-type floating wind turbine in progress at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Yokohama Dockyard & Machinery Works.
- Production of the undersea cable at Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. Chiba Works.
- Preparation to connect cables to the 66kV floating power sub-station in progress.
Note: Schedule will be changed depending on the meteorological and sea conditions
|Early June - late August||Laying chains and anchors at the testing area|
|Mid June - late August||Shipping, laying and burying the undersea cable at the testing area|
|From early December||Mounting wind turbine on three-column semi-sub at Onahama port|