Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration Project


October 29, 2015

Participated in the 4th REVIVAL OF FUKUSHIMA Renewable Energy Industrial Fair 2015

"The 4th REVIVAL OF FUKUSHIMA Renewable Energy Industrial Fair (Hereinafter referred to as Industrial Fair 2015)" was held in Big Palette Fukushima from October 28th to 29th in 2015. According to the organizer, 6,369 people visited the venue in two days.

Fukushima offshore wind consortium participated in the exhibition to introduce the world's first offshore floating wind farm demonstration project broadly to people in and out of Japan. Approximately 1,100 people visited the exhibition booth of the consortium in two days.

At the booth of the Fukushima offshore wind consortium, a large display showed movies of the offshore floating wind farm and the construction record of the first phase of the demonstration project. In addition, the booth displayed panels to show Fukushima Shimpuu with 7MW wind turbine, which was constructed in the second phase. With them, people could feel how big the world’s largest offshore floating wind turbine is. At this exhibition, a real riser cable, intermediate buoys and mooring chains were displayed. Visitors could look into the section of the riser cable, touch the intermediate buoy and see how heavy the mooring chain was. Those real models could attract people’s attention so much.

On the first day of the exhibition,Mr. Uchibori, the Governor of Fukushima, Mr. Svane, the Danish Ambassador to Japan, and Mr. Nagao, a Fukushima prefectural assembly member, visited the booth. Governor Uchibori said, “it is a great pleasure for Fukushima that Fukushima Shimpu was established in the planned sea area and intermediate buoys developed by a local company was used”.

Governor Uchibori (left) and prefectural assembly member
Mr. Nagao (right) visited the booth

Actual intermediate buoy and mooring chain display

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Fukushima Offshore Wind Consortium

  • Marubeni Corporation
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Heavy industries, Ltd.
  • Japan Marine United Corporation
  • Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
  • Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal
  • Hitachi Ltd.
  • Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Shimizu Corporation
  • Mizuho Information & Research institute, Inc