25 Jun '13, 10am

Work starts on Fukushima floating project | Windpower Monthly

Work starts on Fukushima floating project | Windpower Monthly

Two 2MW downwind floating turbines are scheduled to be towed from shipyards belonging to Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding in Chiba prefecture to Onahama port on 28 June, according to a new schedule released by Takeshi Ishihara a civil engineering professor at the University of Tokyo and technical adviser to the project. A previous 27 June departure was postponed due to forecasts for poor wind and sea conditions in the area. Electrical works and tests are scheduled to take place during the first couple of weeks of July, and the turbines should be towed to, and moored in place in, the testing area some 20 kilometres off the coast of Fukushima prefecture from late July until mid-August. A 66kV floating sub-station is set to be towed from Yokohama to the testing area between 6 and 8 July and moored in the middle of the month. The cable is scheduled to be loaded on ship, lai...

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