The construction of a 70-meter-tall windmill designed to generate power on reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay was completed Friday with the attachment of 26-meter blades, according to Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials.
The windmill is part of a wind power plant jointly built on the waterfront by the metropolitan government and private companies as part of a drive to combat global warming, the officials said.
The windmill, imported from Denmark, was erected on the inner side of a bulwark near the popular Odaiba waterfront area by J-Wind Tokio, a company established by Electric Power Development Co. and Toyota Tsusho Corp.
According to the city’s environment bureau, it is the first windmill designed for power generation to be built in a metropolitan area of Japan.
Construction work on a second windmill will start Sunday, according to the officials said.
The two windmills are expected to generate 1,700 kilowatts, which can power about 800 regular households annually. The electricity will be sold to Tokyo Electric Power Co.
The power plant is being built at a cost of some 330 million yen and is scheduled to be completed in March, the officials said.
The plant is expected to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1,700 tons a year.
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