A huge off-shore wind turbine to be installed 20 km offshore of Fukushima Prefecture was released to the public. It is currently the largest wind turbine ever built in Japan. It is a floating type wind turbine built by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding. It will start operation coming October. It is 106 m high above the sea when it is installed. The windmill is 80 m in diameter, and the output is 2,000 kW.
Building this off-shore wind turbine is part of the government-funded substantiative experiment, and a total of 11 organizations including universities, trading companies, and shipbuilding companies participate in this project. The project team is scheduled to build the world largest off-shore wind turbine that has an output of 7,000 kW in 2014. Details of this project are available in English.
Japan's largest off-shore wind turbine is unveiled.