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Fukushima floating offshore wind farm demonstration project

Steel News - Published on Sat, 29 Jun 2013

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

Currently, the construction of the floating power facility consisting of a 2 MW down wind type wind turbine and a 4 Column Semi-Sub as part of Phase I has been successfully completed and their delivery to Fukushima has started today

1. Outline of construction works in Phase I
Setting one 2 MW down wind type floating wind turbine, the world\'s first 66 KV floating power sub-station and undersea cable.

2. Work progress to date
a) The following works have already been completed! 2MW downwind type floating wind turbine
b) Mounting wind turbine on floating compact semi-sub at Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. ChibaWorks.
c) Setting up of the anchor chains. <66kV floating power sub-station>
d) Construction of the 66kV floating power sub-station at Japan Marine United Corporation, \"iJbkohama Works
e) Setting up of the anchor chains.
f) Delivery of the undersea cable from Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd ChibaWorks to Onahama port Fukushima.
g) Laying and burying the undersea cable (in progress)

3. Next Step
The following activities need to be completed to start operation of the power facilities from October 2013;
Schedule will be changed depending on the meteorological and sea conditions

2MW floating wind turbine and compact semi-sub

28-JunStarting the delivery to Onahama port, Fukushima
Early JulyArrival at Onahama
Early - Mid JulyElectric work and test
Late July - Early AugustDelivery the facility and its mooring operation in the testing area

66kV floating power sub-station
Early JulyStart the delivery to the testing area
Mid JulyMooring operation

Undersea cable
Late July - Early AugustShipping laying and burying the riser cable at the testing area
AugustConnection of the cable
Early SeptemberCommencement of the trial run

Source - Strategic Research Institute


Posted By : admin on Sat, 29 Jun 2013
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