Mitsubishi and Fuji named for Fukushima offshore wind farm

Two of the Mitsubishi Heavy machines will be sited off Fukushima

Two of the Mitsubishi Heavy machines will be sited off Fukushima

Japan’s government today announced plans to install two of Mitsubishi Heavy’s 7MW turbines at a floating wind farm off the Fukushima coast.

The demonstration project will cost 12.5bn yen ($154m), Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) tells Recharge.

The project will also include a 2MW turbine made by Fuji Heavy, according to a statement from METI.

It is part of a plan to kick-start the country’s offshore wind sector and rejuvenate the Fukushima area following last year’s earthquake and tsunami.

The floating wind farm will be built by a consortium including Japanese trading house Marubeni, MHI, Mitsubishi Corp, IHI Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric Log in to read complete article.

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