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Latest Japan Offshore Wind Power Articles

MHI Vestas unveils 10MW turbine

DENMARK/JAPAN: MHI Vestas has achieved a power rating of 10MW with its V164 turbine platform, the manufacturer announced.

MHI Vestas trademarks V174

DENMARK/JAPAN: MHI Vestas has had trademarks approved for the words 'V174-9.0MW' and 'V174-9.1MW' in the European Union.

J-Power, Engie sign collaboration deal

JAPAN: Power generation company J-Power has signed an agreement with French utility Engie to jointly work on "power projects, particularly in large-scale commercial offshore wind projects".

Japanese floater ready for installation

JAPAN: A floating demonstration project using an Ideol platform and an Aerodyn turbine has completed construction in the port at Kitakyushu in the south-west of the country.

Japanese offshore bill faces delay

JAPAN: A decision on the country's new law for offshore wind has been delayed because it was not passed before the end of the most recent parliamentary session.

Japanese government to decide offshore plan

JAPAN: The government will decide on a basic plan to promote offshore wind, including the location of designated construction zones.

Port deal signed for Japanese harbour project

JAPAN: Local developer Hibiki Wind Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Kitakyushu City authorities to use port facilities for an offshore wind project.

Offshore wind financing ready to take off

JAPAN: Construction company Toda has announced the issue of a JPY 10 billion, five-year green bond, with 100 % of the funds raised used to finance development of a floating offshore windfarm near the Goto Islands off southern Japan.

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.

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