Self-Positioning of a Floating Platform


  • Hiroshi Isshiki IMA
  • Hideyuki Niizato Hitachi Zosen Corporation


Self-Positioning, Floating body and ship, Current and wind, Turbine and sail, Navigation


Self-positioning methods of a floating platform, namely methods to keep the position of a floating platform in current or wind without anchoring to the sea floor or without using externally supplied energy are discussed. Energy extracted from the current and/or wind is used for the self-positioning. More specifically, the energy is extracted from the current using the energy harvesting turbine and is used for the thrust generating turbine. The self-positioning using a method similar to the tucking of a sail boat is also possible using the thrust generating and energy harvesting turbines.

Author Biographies

Hiroshi Isshiki, IMA

Representative of IMA

Hideyuki Niizato, Hitachi Zosen Corporation

Business&Product Development Center, Environment, Energy & Plant Headquarters


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How to Cite

Isshiki, H., & Niizato, H. (2014). Self-Positioning of a Floating Platform. Asian Journal of Engineering and Technology, 2(5). Retrieved from