The world's largest floating win farm to be built in Scotland

The world's largest floating win farm to be built in Scotland

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Construction has started on the Hywind project. By 2017, 5 floating turbines will be built in the Scottish offshore. The lease has been granted to the Norwegian energy Statoil

The largest floating wind farm in the world speak both Scottish and Norwegian. Statoil, the Scandinavian country’s energy company, was granted to seabed lease for an area of 4 Km sq, off the coast of Peterhead in Eastern Scotland, to head up project Hywind. The structure will feature 5 turbines with an electricity generation capacity of 6 MW, which will float on steel tubes about 100 m in height. According to the predictions, construction will be completed in 2017. Back in 2009, Statoil had installed a floating turbine  off the Norwegian coast for testing, but Hywind represents that very first project with multiple turbines. The new floating wind farm open up new possibilities in the offshore wind farm sector, which  could soon draw interest from other areas such as the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Japan.