Installation of the Mitsubishi 7MW Sea Angel turbine is progressing well. During the month of May and June the nacelle and blades were installed on the prototype turbine which will be installed off the coast of Fukushima.
The installation works are performed by Kajima Corporation and Nippon Express, who is in charge of the lifting process. Due to the weight of the components and height of the turbine, Dutch company Mammoet transported a heavy lift crane to Japan to make the lifting operations possible.
The Sea Angel is mounted on a three-column semi-submersible platform and shall be floated to its location later in summer, while another shall be built on an advanced spar buoy at a later stage.
The Fukushima Floating Wind Consortium is lead by the Japanese trading house Marubeni and aims to realise over 1GW of installed capacity of Floating wind (Fukushima FORWARD). Other participants in the consortium are the University of Tokyo, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United Corporation, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Ltd., Hitachi Ltd., Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Shimizu Corporation and Mizuho information & Research. For more information, please visit: http://www.fukushima-forward.jp/english