TOKYO, June 22, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - 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, 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. Assembly works of the 7MW oil pressure drive-type wind turbine, which is the world's largest scale one, on the three-column semi-sub floater at Onahama port has been successfully completed and delivery of the floater to testing area is going to start shortly as part of the second term.
|Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project|
1. Outline of construction works in the second term:
- Assembly and setting of 7MW oil pressure drive-type and 5MW downwind-type floating
wind turbines, delivery of the facilities to the testing area, and connection to the undersea cable.
- Operation & Maintenance of the facilities
- Data acquisition and analysis.
2. Work progress to date:
<7MW oil pressure drive-type floating wind turbine>
- Preceding works i.e. installation of chains, anchors and undersea cables at the testing area has been successfully completed.
- Delivery of the three-column semi-sub floater from Nagasaki to Onahama port has been successfully completed.
- Installation of 7MW oil pressure drive-type floating wind turbine on the floater at Onahama port has been successfully completed.
<5MW downwind-type floating wind turbine>
- Procurement of chains and anchors, and production of high-voltage riser cable have been successfully completed.
- Parts procurement and construction of 5MW downwind-type floating wind turbine is in progress.
3. Next Step
The following activities need to be completed to start operation of the power facilities:
- Schedule will be changed depending on the meteorological and sea conditions
About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world's leading industrial firms. For more than 130 years, we have channeled big thinking into solutions that move the world forward - advancing the lives of everyone who shares our planet. We deliver innovative and integrated solutions across a wide range of industries, covering land, sea, sky and even space. MHI Group employs 80,000 people across 400 locations, operating in three business domains: "Power Systems," "Industry & Infrastructure," "Aircraft, Defense & Space." We have a consolidated revenue of around 40 billion U.S. Dollars. We aim to contribute to environmental sustainability while achieving global growth, using our leading-edge technologies. By bringing people and ideas together as one, we continue to pave the way to a future of shared success.
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June 22, 2015 11:30 HKT/SGT
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Energy, Alternative Energy
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