Japan Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Project Update

Friday, June 28, 2013
Floater & floating sub-station: Image credit MHI

The construction of the floating power facility consisting of a 2MW downwind-type wind turbine and a 4 Column Semi-Sub as part of Phase I has been successfully completed and their delivery to Fukushima is uderway.

A consortium made up of Marubeni Corporation (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd, Japan Marine United Corporation, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Shimizu Corporation and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. has been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since March 2012. 

The following work has been accomplished:
    •    Mounting wind turbine on floating compact semi-sub at Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Chiba Works.
    •    Setting up of the anchor chains.     
    •    Construction of the 66kV floating power sub-station at Japan Marine United Corporation, Yokohama Works.
    •    Setting up of the anchor chains.     
    •    Delivery of the undersea cable from Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd Chiba Works to Onahama port, Fukushima.
    •    Laying and burying the undersea cable (in progress)

The consortium plans to commence the first trial run in early September 2013.

Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


EfficienSea2 Rolls out Maritime Cloud

The Danish-led e-navigation project, EfficienSea2, got one step closer to being launched when a core element of the project – Maritime Cloud – was debated by a

Using Big Data for Engine Preventive Maintenance

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it has started a demonstration test of a next-generation condition-based engine monitoring system called “CMAXS e-GICSX”

Servowatch IPMS Completes FATs for UK Navy

The fully integrated platform management system Servowatch designed and built for three new offshore patrol vessels for the U.K. Royal Navy has completed BAE Systems’ Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT).


Seadrill Hopes to See Market Turn in 2017

Offshore rig driller Seadrill is facing another two years in the doldrums but hopes the international rig market could turn around in 2017.   Rig rates have more

Eni Arctic Service Rig Extension Okayed

Italian oil company Eni has received permission from Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority to extend the use of a service rig on its troubled Arctic Goliat oil field offshore Norway until Nov.

Oil Spill Statfjord North Sea Field - Statoil

Loading of tankers suspended, unclear when it will resume. Oil spilled into the North Sea during the loading of a tanker at Norway's Statfjord field on Thursday, operator Statoil said.

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3442 sec (3 req/sec)