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2018/08/10

NEDO's new floating 2 bladed wind turbine completed at Kitakyushu port

Rev. The floating turbine has been anchored 15km offshore from Kitakyushu city and under commissioning work.
NEDO will announce the official start operation soon. On 24 Sep. 2018

Japanese NEDO(New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) and its Consortium group(Marubeni, Hitz, Glocal, Eco Power, Tokyo University, Kyuden Mirai Energy) has completed the next generation floating offshore wind turbine and held exhibition for press reporters on 10 Aug. 2018 at Kitakyushu port.

The world latest technologies are applied for this new floating wind turbine.
- Super light weight 2 bladed wind turbine (German Aerodyn's SCD 3MW :Super Compact Drive, upwind, ∮100m)
- Moonpool burge type steel floater designed by French IDEOL.

The floater was made by Hitz at its Sakai dockyard in Osaka. Then it was carried to Kitakyushu through Setonaikai sea in late June.
Then, tower & wind turbine were installed on the floater at Kitakyushu port for July and early August.
(The hub height (72m) is taller than the height under the bridge girders at Setonaikai Sea, therefore, we didn't install wind turbine at Sakai dockyard.)
It will set sail for anchor point (15km offshore) on 24 Aug, be anchored and start operation in Sep. 2018.

【NEDO's press release】

Demonstration Project of Next-Generation Floating Offshore Wind Turbine(movie)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCCi73EwKho

日本初のバージ型浮体式洋上風力発電システム実証機が完成
―北九州市沖に設置後、実証運転開始へ―(in Japanese)
http://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101008.html

次世代浮体式洋上風力発電システム実証研究(Special Web site, in Japanese)
http://floating.nedo.go.jp/

【News Movies, in Japanese】

浮体式なら日本勢 洋上風力で負けられない理由 Nikkei
https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO34039700Q8A810C1000000/

洋上風力発電 “新型”は浅瀬でも設置可能に TV Asahi
http://news.tv-asahi.co.jp/news_economy/articles/000133746.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL-Bv7ZGxmk

次世代の洋上風力発電 海に浮かぶ“浮体式”に注目 北九州市で公開 福岡県 TV WesternJapan
https://www.tnc.co.jp/news/articles/NID2018081002436

洋上風力発電 国内初方式の風車完成 北九州 NHK
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20180810/k10011572311000.html

【News in English】

Japan’s Demo Floater Takes Final Shape、on 10 Aug. by offshorewind Biz
https://www.offshorewind.biz/2018/08/10/japans-demo-floater-takes-final-shape/

NEDO next generation floating offshore wind turbine system - demonstration, by 4C Offshore
https://www.4coffshore.com/windfarms/kitakyushu---nedo-next-generation-floating-wind-turbine-system---demonstration-japan-jp47.html

Kitakyushu floater expected to start tests later this year, on 13 Aug. by Offshore Wind Journal
https://www.owjonline.com/news/view,kitakyushu-floater-expected-to-start-tests-later-this-year_53873.htm

Japanese floater ready for installation, on 13 Aug. by Windpower Monthly
https://www.windpoweroffshore.com/article/1490217/japanese-floater-ready-installation


Past regarding information;

【Rotor installing movie, in early Aug.】

Offshore wind power generation blade Installation work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=968rb-1-IN0

【Carrying floater from Osaka to Kitakyushu movie, in late June】

HIBIKI - the next-generation floating wind power generation system
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rVasJedb74

【Aerodyn's wind turbine was tested in Germany before carried to Japan】

Aerodyn two-blade ticks box, 01/06/2017 by ReNews
http://renews.biz/107284/aerodyn-two-blade-ticks-box/

SCD NEDO 3MW main gearbox passes tests, on 6 July 2017 by Linkedin of Dipl. Masch. Ing. ETH / Dipl. Vertriebsingenieur VDI
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/scd-nedo-3mw-main-gearbox-passes-tests-hanspeter-dinner

Delivery of a SCD 3.0MW turbine for a Japanese demonstration project, in Jan. 2016 by Aerodyn
http://www.scd-technology.com/BreakingNews/2016_01/