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Fujii S.,Offshore Wind Project Team | Tateno Y.,Viscas Corporation | Tomikuda K.,Viscas Corporation | Tominaga Y.,Viscas Corporation | And 6 more authors.
Furukawa Review | Year: 2013

Furukawa Electric Company (FEC) has proceeded with a Fukushima FORWARD Project (FF project) as one of the commissioning manufacturers of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The Ministry has a plan of a floating wind turbine development for a powerful choice of renewable energies in Japan, which has the 6th largest exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the world. Companies representing Japan entered into a consortium in which FEC is responsible of a transmission system. This paper reports the development condition of the power transmission system, mainly the development of a high voltage dynamic cable, which is considered as an essential technology. A behavior of dynamic cables subjected to under-water rolling caused by the steadily wave movement is different from that of the static submarine cables. Therefore a development point is the improvement of a fatigue withstands property. For a practical application of riser cables, a target is to achieve the similar endurance life of a floating body or of a windmill.

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