BW Ideol plans ‘commercial-scale’ floating wind in Japan

Floating specialist BW Ideol and Japanese utility Tohoku Electric Power Company plan to jointly develop a commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm in Japan.

They plan to build their project off the coast of Kuji city in Iwate prefecture in the north-east of Japan’s main island of Honshu.

The partners have signed a formal agreement for the project and have started carrying out feasibility studies.

They have not revealed the project’s planned capacity or whether they will each own a 50% stake in the project. 

It will be based on BW Ideol’s Damping pool technology, which is designed to encircle water inside a ring to limit dynamic movements around the platform.

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