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Scotland gives the world its first floating wind farm

The Hywind project has five turbines floating 25 kms off coast of Peterhead, near Aberdeen


The world’s first floating offshore wind farm started delivering electricity to the grid in the north of Scotland. The Hywind project, built by Norwegian oil company Statoil and Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy, has five turbines floating 25 kilometres (16 miles) off the coast of Peterhead, near Aberdeen. The project has a capacity of 30 megawatts and cost about 200 million euros ($263 million) to construct. “This marks an exciting development for renewable energy in Scotland,” said First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. “Hywind will provide clean energy to over ...

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First Published: Wed, October 18 2017. 22:58 IST