via Recharge News / June 11, 2014 / A consortium under Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has finished building a V-shaped, semi-submersible apparatus (pictured) that will be used to float one of two 7MW Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) SeaAngel turbines, as part of the second phase of the Fukushima offshore floating wind demonstration project.WindFloat_Prototype-415x260

The consortium — which includes Marubeni, MHI, the University of Tokyo, Hitachi, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Japan Marine United, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp., Furukawa Electric and Shimizu — will finish laying chains, anchors and an undersea cable at the testing site by late August.

It is now preparing to connect an undersea cable made by Furukawa Electric to the Fukushima projects’s 66kV floating power sub-station.

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  1. i have a patent pending design for a box that will allow the turbine to be submurged in water allowing it to be removed later for installation on land .My 2nd patent is a flood house designed for waves to roll over a energy plant BMT TEXAS- still looking for investors

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