Toshiba in 7.5MW Japan offshore

Toshiba will provide three turbines for a 7.5MW offshore wind project in northern Japan

Toshiba will provide three turbines for a 7.5MW offshore wind project in northern Japan

Toshiba, industrial engineering giant Hitachi Zosen and Sumitomo Electric Industries plan to finish building a 7.5MW offshore wind farm in northern Japan’s Tohoku region by 2017.

Toshiba will supply three turbines for the project, to be built in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Tsugaru, Aomori prefecture.

Hitachi Zosen will construct the fixed foundations for the turbines, while Sumitomo Electric will supply power transmission cables.

The total cost of the wind farm remains undetermined, a Hitachi Zosen spokesperson told Recharge, confirming earlier Japanese-language media reports. The group is still negotiating with local fishermen and has yet to conduct an environmental assessment.

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