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Japan Installing Wind Turbines Off Fukushima Coast

Japan Installing Wind Turbines Off Fukushima Coast

Japan says it will spend $260 million dollars over the next five years to install at least six floating wind turbines off the coast of Fukushima.

These kind of turbines are different than the ones you see off most coastal regions, as the floating wind turbines are mostly used in deep waters and are a relatively new technology that requires extensive research and development.

“In order to take the lead in offshore wind power, we want domestic studies and developments to take place and manufacturers to boost capabilities,” Trade ministry official Masanori Sato told Reuters.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Fuji Heavy Industries are among the companies Japan intends to work with to make sure that research and development is completed in time to meet the deadlines.

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