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Argos DCS System Use Agreement of the Month
– November 2015

Kyushu University – Fukuoka
Demonstration on Floating Wind Turbine


This program is for demonstration on floating wind turbine.

Floating wind turbines are expected to be highly effective for CO2 Emission Reduction.

In this program, the cost reduction of mooring system for floating wind turbine is focused.

In order to reduce the cost of mooring system, (1) suction anchors, (2) synthetic fiber ropes, (3) assessment of mooring chain wears, and (4) development of design guidelines for (1)-(3) are investigated at the demonstration site, offshore of Kabashima, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan.

In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of (1)-(4), a small-scale floating system of spar-type will be deployed at the demonstration site, offshore of Kabashima.

It is essential to monitor the dynamic behavior of the floating system as well as the incident wave to the floating system. The wave will be measured using a directional Waverider (DWR-G), where the Argos system is used for data acquisition from the Waverider.

For success of this program, the utilization of the Argos system is essential.

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