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  • Floating turbine up in Japan

    Japan’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has switched on a 2MW Hitachi floating turbine off the city of Goto in Nagasaki prefecture. Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara said the launch marks a “new era in the use of renewable energy”. He also said that Japan aims …

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  • Japan selects wind grid partners

    Japan’s government has selected four companies to work with utility Hokkaido Electric Power to expand the nation’s northern electrical grid, as part of a ¥50bn ($509.1m) national test project to boost wind generation. The participating companies will jointly match a ¥25bn investment by the Ministry …

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  • Skwid setback as protoype sinks

    Japanese marine contractor Modec has postponed plans to start testing its Skwid hybrid wind/tidal offshore energy concept after a key component sank to the bottom of Japan’s Inland Sea. The Tokyo-based company had been planning to start testing the Skwid off the coast of Saga …

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  • Trelleborg wins Japan floater work

    Swedish marine contractor Trelleborg has won a breakthrough order from Furukawa Electric for cable buoyancy and protection of the intrafield cables on the experimental floating wind project being built off the coast of Japan. Trelleborg will deliver “a significant number” of distributed buoyancy modules (DMB), …

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  • Statoil exits Maine Hywind

    Norwegian oil giant Statoil has walked away from its highly anticipated 12MW floating wind turbine pilot off the Maine coast after changes in legislation scuttled an emerging electricity supply deal between the company and the US state. Recharge has learned the company now planned to …

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  • Japan: Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project

    A consortium made up of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu, and Mizuho Information & Research have been participating in an …

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  • UK: Final Survey at Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm

    The final survey needed for offshore wind energy developer Forewind to complete its planned applications for the development of the Dogger Bank Zone begins this week. The survey concludes the most extensive study of an offshore area by a wind energy developer ever undertaken. A …

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  • Statoil Presents Hywind in Aberdeen, UK

    Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), in partnership with Statoil and Scottish Enterprise will host Meet the Buyer event today at Norwood Hotel, Aberdeen where Statoil will give a presentation about their Hywind Project. The Statoil Hywind project is the world’s first, full-scale, floating wind turbine, …

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  • INTERVIEW: Professor Sees Huge Potential In Japan’s Floating Wind Turbine Project

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–In energy-scarce Japan, renewables such as solar and wind power have become even more important since the devastating nuclear accident in Fukushima Prefecture two and a half years ago. Now, a consortium of 10 companies and one university plans to launch a floating wind …

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  • Statkraft Heads Successful Marine Operations

    offshorewind.biz The landlubbers in Statkraft got in on the deep end when the company entered the offshore wind industry in 2009, with many competitors having broad experience from the offshore oil and gas industry. This summer, Statkraft got its feet wet and for the very …

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