The experimental study of 2MW downwind-type floating wind turbine, 66kV floating power sub-station commenced today.

A consortium comprising of Marubeni (project intregrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Summitimo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu, and Mizuho Information & Research have been participating in an experiemental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since March 2012.

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At present, the installation work of 2MW downwind-type floating wind turbine, 66kV floating power sub-station, extra high-voltage undersea cable and the dynamic cable at the testing area (1st phase) have been successfully completed and commenced operations today.

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