power generation at port and harbor spaces
| As one approach to addressing global
environmental concerns, the introduction of wind power generation - particularly
using land stations - has expanded rapidly in Japan over the past several
The development of wind power generation facilities in the future
at sea and in seaside areas endowed with stable wind conditions and enormous
wind power energy is considered necessary and indispensable for further
promoting natural energy use, and for requests for locating facilities in
port and harbor spaces have increased.
The primary advantages of ports and harbors as wind power generation
sites include the following.
||Strong, comparatively stable wind
|| Located near areas of industrial concentration,
with advantages from the perspective of systems and communications
||Easy delivery and transport of materials
||Comparatively few problems such as noise
Group for Promotion of Wind Power Generation at Harbors and Coastal Areas
| This study group conducts research
activities to promote wind power generation at harbors and in coastal areas
through cooperation among industries, academia and government.
The Study Group for Promotion of Wind Power Generation at Harbors
and Coastal Areas, which is comprised of two committees (the Location Planning
Committee and the Construction Technology Committee) and five working groups
(WG) (Planning WG, Environmental Evaluation WG, Load WG, Structures WG and
Construction WG), conducted studies from the perspectives of both the environment
and technology over a two-year period from 2003. The details of each WG’s
activities is described below.
Studied issues such as the necessary project schemes and related laws and
regulations, and support systems when locating ocean wind power generation
facilities in port and harbors districts.
Studied issues such as ocean wind power generation facility environmental
impact assessment items and techniques. Also summarized the results of an
underwater sound measurement study and an aquatic life survey implemented
at a site at Setana Port (Japan’s first ocean wind power generation
site), in order to confirm the environmental impact of ocean windmills on
Studied issues such as the orientation of thinking and topics concerning
design loads in Japan, based on design trends for foundations of ocean wind
power generation facilities in Europe. Also summarized the results of a
wind direction and wind velocity study implemented at the Setana Port site.
Conducted comparisons of ocean wind power generation facility foundations
and tower structural forms, and studied issues such as the characteristics
of each form, approaches to design and issues to note. In particular, investigated
analytical methods and assessments for the influential factors and dynamic
problems unique to ocean wind power and the performance requirements for
Studied issues such as ocean-based construction methods for each foundation
form, main body structures, submarine cables and other components of ocean
wind power generation facilities, and their unique characteristics and examples.
Similarly studied approaches to the maintenance management, repair and dismantlement
and scrapping processes unique to ocean wind power, and related topics.
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The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Ports
and Harbours Bureau
Port area promotion Division, Ocean Development Office
TEL: 03-5253-8111 (Reception Desk) (Extension 46412)
03-5253-8672 (Direct dial)