One of the world’s largest-capacity floating wind turbines has been assembled at Fukushima and was delivered to the project site 12 miles off Japan’s east coast on June 30 for testing. The MHI 7 MW turbine was manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and assembled on a three-column semi-submersible floating platform at the Onahama port.

Electric work and commissioning are planned for mid-September, and demonstration operations are set for December. A consortium led by Marubeni, in partnership with the University of Tokyo, MHI and other engineering firms, is developing the project.

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