Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration Project



Participated in WIND EXPO 2016

WIND EXPO 2016 was held as a part of the Smart Energy Week 2016 from March 2nd to 4th in the Tokyo Big Sight. At the venue of the Smart Energy Week, the exhibition of the field with the topicality including hydrogen, a rechargeable battery, solar power, wind energy and the electricity deregulation was shown, and the person concerned as well as the general visitor had deep interest in those. According to the organizer, 63,423 people visited the venue in three days.

Fukushima offshore wind consortium participated in the EXPO, in order not only to introduce the world’s first offshore floating wind farm demonstration project broadly to people in and out of Japan, but also to exchange information with people involving wind power. Approximately, 5,500 people visited the exhibition booth of the Fukushima offshore wind consortium in 3 days.

At the booth of the Fukushima offshore wind consortium, a large display showed movies of the construction record of the first phase of the demonstration project, and the power generation of the 2MW wind turbine. In addition, a scale model of the semi-sub floater with 2MW downwind turbine and panels were displayed. Newly on this opportunity, the panels of the second phase were displayed and the latest brochures of the second phase in both languages, English and Japanese, were distributed. The construction and towing of the floater equipped with world largest 7MW wind turbine attracted the interest of the visitors and many questions were raised.

During the exhibition period, Professor Takeshi Ishihara of the University of Tokyo, who is a technical advisor of this consortium, gave a lecture titled “Current situation of floating offshore wind”. And Mr. Hori, who is a deputy director of Shimizu Cooperation, gave an expertise seminar lecture titled ‘The latest construction activities for onshore and floating offshore wind farm” and both introduced the research results obtained from this demonstration project.

Lecture by Professor Ishihara

Lecture by Professor Ishihara

Visitors watching the panels for construction phase II

Visitors watching the panels for construction phase II

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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