BW Ideol's second demonstrator

Hibiki

IN OPERATION SINCE 2018


For Japan, a country in the throes of redefining its energy mix following the Fukushima disaster, the construction and installation of floating wind farms is becoming a strategic requirement. Reducing the cost of floating technology by 2020 is one of the priorities of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). The signing of the partnership agreement between Hitz and BW Ideol reflects this dynamic. In this regard, NEDO has launched a call for tenders to test different floating technologies.  

Objectives 

To validate a floating technology with a view to equipping future commercial floating farms that the Japanese want to see installed by 2030. 

Ideol's scope of work 

The NEDO consortium has been built around Ideol's floating technology, which has been identified as the best among cost-cutting technologies. Within the context of this project, BW Ideol has been responsible (on behalf of its partner, Hitachi Zosen) for the design and engineering of two foundations (one in steel and the other in concrete) as well as the support of the construction/installation of one demonstrator.

Schedule 

  • Design studies : 2015 - 2016
  • Certification (class NK) and construction phase of the steel demonstrator : 2017 - 2018
  • Commissioning of the steel demonstrator : 2018

Latest news about Hibiki

  • Capacity: 3 MW
  • Installation site: Kitakyushu
  • Water depth: 55 meters

This project confirms BW Ideol's potential to significantly reduce the costs of offshore wind turbines as well as confirming the performance of its technology under the most demanding of weather conditions (typhoons)

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BW Ideol has entered into a partnership agreement with EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of EDF Group, and Maple Power, a joint venture between CPP Investments and Enbridge Inc., to cooperate on the design of the technical solution for the floating foundations in the context of France’s first commercial-scale floating wind tender.

The French government has announced today that Eoliennes Flottantes Bretagne Grand Large, a company owned by EDF Renewables and Maple Power, has been selected to participate in the tender process.

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