Administrators running the sale of the 10MW Dounreay Tri demo off Scotland have opened the book on the project to interested buyers. Glasgow-based accountancy firm French Duncan said a so-called data room is now up and running for potential buyers to run the rule over the project.
Renews 31st July 2017 read more »
Traditionally, offshore wind farms have needed to be planted into the sea bed, requiring intensive labour costs, difficult conditions and a specific location with relatively shallow water. However, the world’s largest floating wind farm is due to be built off the east coast of Scotland, cementing the nation’s place at the forefront of the European renewable industry and hopefully providing a blueprint for other countries to copy around the world. 56,000 homes The idea to install the first floating wind farm in the world was first mooted back in 2015 under the name Hywind, with a scheduled completion date of this year. With turbines created by Norwegian fossil fuel company Statoil, the plan showed that the declining oil and gas industry could diversify its operations and move into renewable territory. At present, five of the turbines are waiting to be towed across the North Sea to the Scottish coast.
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