The world’s first floating wind farm is in Scotland, Hywind Scotland was created by Staoil and the company has now turned the wind farm on. This floating wind farm is capable of producing enough power to supply around 20,000 homes.
The Hywind Scotland wind farm is located 25 km off Peterhead in Aberdeenshire and it can be used in depths of up to 800 meters. Have a look at the video below which give us more information on this new floating wind farm.
“Hywind can be used for water depths up to 800 meters, thus opening up areas that so far have been inaccessible for offshore wind. The learnings from Hywind Scotland will pave the way for new global market opportunities for floating offshore wind energy. Through their government’s support to develop the Hywind Scotland project, the UK and Scotland are now at the forefront of the development of this exciting new technology. Statoil looks forward to exploring the next steps for floating offshore wind,” says Irene Rummelhoff, executive vice president of the New Energy Solutions business area in Statoil.
You can find out more information about the worlds first floating wind farm over at Staoil at the link below.
Image Credit: Øyvind Gravås / Woldcam – Statoil ASA
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