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MHI to build huge wind turbine

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Monday it will build the nation’s largest wind turbine before the end of this fiscal year.

MHI said the wind turbine will be erected at the firm’s Yokohama Dockyard & Machinery Works. MHI makes a range of power generation facilities, including nuclear power plants.

The turbine will have a rotor 92 meters in diameter capable of generating 2.4 megawatts of electricity.

It will be installed on the top of a 70-meter tower, making the highest point reached by the rotor’s blades 116 meters above ground, MHI said.

The wind turbine will have a mechanism to generate electricity even with breezes as mild as 14.04 kph.

The rotor is so large it can capture more wind than other wind turbines of a similar scale, it said.

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