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New Tech Simulates Methane Hydrate Recovery

of Chemical Engineering, which possesses many years of knowledge and expertise in the field of developing simulations for the gas lifting method.MES-HD has been participating in studies and research for the development of technologies for the recovery of shallow methane hydrate being conducted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Agency for Natural Resources and Energy and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) since fiscal 2016, and is advancing considerations with regard to recovery methods and economic viability with a view to the commercial application

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Water at Fukushima Site is Still Radioactive

Olympic Committee.The nearly one million tonnes of stored water at the wrecked plant, enough to fill about 500 Olympic swimming pools, still contained detectable levels of potentially harmful radioactive particles, Tepco told a government committee on Oct. 1.Tepco apologized to the committee under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which is looking into ways to dispose of the water.A spokesman at Tepco confirmed the findings and the apology.A 9.0-magnitude quake and tsunami in March 2011 triggered meltdowns at three of the Fukushima Daiichi plant's six reactors, spewing radiation into the

Cable Connector for World’s Largest Floating Wind Turbine

Cable Connector for Largest Floating Wind Turbine

disconnected and recovered for re-use. The cable connection enables significant savings in vessel time, and greater installation flexibility to cope with changes in weather conditions offshore.   Focus on Renewable Energy The Fukushima floating pilot wind farm project, which is headed up by The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan, will lay the foundation for the world’s largest offshore wind development off the coast of the Fukushima Prefecture.   The project is sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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JRI,MHI, INPEX Tie-up for METI's Feasibility Study

  The Japan Research Institute, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and INPEX CORPORATION have submitted a joint proposal in response to a public offer by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on "Feasibility Study on CCS-EOR projects in Southern Mexico - FY2015 Global Warming Mitigation Technology Promotion Project (*1)". The feasibility study consortium has concluded a contract concerning the commissioned work with METI. The commissioned work will be carried out from October 2015 to March 2016 to study the capability of CCS-EOR(*2) in Southern Mexico(*3) by applying the

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Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Project Progressing

An experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has been underway since March 2012. Participating in the project is a consortium comprised of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu, and Mizuho Information & Research.   Assembly work on the 7MW oil pressure drive-type wind turbine on the three-column semi-sub floater

Towing the three-column semi-sub at Nagasaki port

Experimental Floating Wind Farm Nears Installation

Launched in March 2012, the Fukushima experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is nearing the installation phase as preparatory works for the installation of the 7MW oil pressure drive-type wind turbine on the three-column semi-sub floater at Onahama port, Fukushima, are almost completed and delivery from Nagasaki to Onahama has started today. Participating in the experiment is a consortium comprised of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine

Towing three-column semi-sub at Nagasaki port.

Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project Progresses

Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu, and Mizuho Information & Research has been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since March 2012. At present, the construction of the three-column semi-sub as part of the second phase has been successfully completed. Construction work in the second phase includes setting one 7MW oil pressure drive-type floating wind turbine and undersea cables

Japanese 66kv floating substation: Image credit MHI

Japan Experimental Floating Wind Turbine Update

The Japanese consortium participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since March 2012, reports that the installation work of 2MW downwind-type floating wind turbine, 66kV floating power sub-station, extra-high voltage undersea cable and the dynamic cable at the testing area (1st phase) have been successfully completed and have now commenced operations. The experimental study of the 2MW downwind-type floating wind turbine, 66kV floating power sub-station has just begun. Its evaluation will be effected through the collection

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Japan Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Project Update

Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Shimizu Corporation and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. has been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since March 2012. 
   The following work has been accomplished:     •    Mounting wind turbine on floating compact semi-sub at Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Chiba Works.     •  

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