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Business lobby seeks to clarify sea use for offshore wind

JAPAN: The Japanese Business Federation has asked the government to draw up guidelines to be used by regional authorities when granting permission for long-term use of the general sea areas by offshore wind operators.

Japanese offshore wind 'not utilised and underestimated'

JAPAN: Japan's move away from nuclear and fossil fuel power can be helped by offshore wind supporting the country's baseload power, a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has found.

SB Energy sells stake in offshore joint venture

JAPAN: SB Energy has sold its share in an offshore wind power project located in Ibaraki prefecture, due to differences of opinion between the three partners.

Marubeni cancels part of port-based project

JAPAN: The Marubeni Corporation has informed the Ibaraki prefectural government it will stop developing a wind project planned for a site in Kashima port.

Hitachi adds to 5MW platform

JAPAN: Manufacturer Hitachi has unveiled a new version of its 5MW offshore wind turbine, with a new rotor size and uprated output.

Marubeni forms offshore consortium

JAPAN: Marubeni Corporation has signed an agreement with a consortium of companies, including utilities, to carry out feasibility studies for its two proposed projects at Akita Port and Noshiro Port in Akita Prefecture, in the northern part of the major Japanese island.

Righted 5MW floater on course to Fukushima

JAPAN: A 5MW wind turbine on a floating platform that keeled over in Osaka Bay in mid-May finally began its trip to the Fukushima test site at the weekend.

Floating platform keels over in Japan - updated

JAPAN: A planned 5MW floating platform set for a site near Fukushima has keeled to a 45 degree angle in the seas of Osaka bay in southern Japan, according to local media reports.

MHI decides against taking JV ownership

DENMARK/JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will not take up the option of acquiring a majority stake in their offshore joint venture with Vestas.

Hitachi to add 5MW production line

JAPAN: Hitachi will add a production line at its facility in east Japan to manufacture nacelles for its 5MW offshore turbine.

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