OpenHydro Nets Japanese Tidal Turbine Order

OpenHydro, a DCNS company, is part of a consortium which has been selected by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment to supply a tidal turbine system for installation at Naru Strait, Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture.

The consortium includes Kyuden Mirai Energy, Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering and NPO Nagasaki Marine Industry Cluster Promotion Association.

Site surveys will start later this year, with procurement activities, fabrication and cable laying scheduled to start in 2017.

The 2 MW open-centre turbine will be built in France and shipped to Japan. The subsea base will be manufactured locally by Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering  who will also be responsible for all mobilisation and deployment activities, OpenHydro informed.

The turbine is planned for deployment in 2018 and will be subsequently connected to the grid.

OpenHydro has incorporated OpenHydro Technology Japan, to manage and oversee the delivery of this demonstration project.