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Latest Japan Offshore Wind Power Articles

Hitachi wins Kashima Port South re-tender

JAPAN: The Ibaraki Prefectural Government has announced that a consortium formed by the Windpower Energy Group and Hitachi Windpower have been selected to take over the Kashima Port South offshore wind project.

LM completes Hitachi 5.2MW blade tests

JAPAN: Danish blade manufacturer LM Wind Power has installed and tested the blades on Hitachi's 5.2MW prototype offshore wind turbine at an onshore site in Japan.

Principle Power and Mitsui form partnership

JAPAN: Principle Power and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) have signed a collaboration agreement to promote WindFloat projects.

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.