A Danish company has proposed building what it says would be the world’s largest floating wind farm off the Caithness coast. Copenhagen Infrastructure Partner said once completed its project would generate power for about 70,000 homes. The Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm would see up to 10 turbines on platforms anchored to the seabed. It will differ from other offshore projects that have the turbines installed on foundations on the seabed. The 100 megawatts floating wind farm has been proposed for the Pentland Firth, about four miles (6km) off the former Dounreay nuclear power complex near Thurso on the north Caithness coast.
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The developers of the proposed world-leading wind farm off the north coast of Caithness say they are receiving “valuable feedback” during their month-long public consultation. Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm will consist of up to 10 floating turbines, with a maximum blade-tip height of 300 metres, located around six kilometres north-west of Dounreay. It is likely to be the largest floating offshore wind farm in the world when it is built in the mid-2020s. A virtual consultation event began on September 27, via the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind farm website – pentlandfloatingwind.com – with members of the public invited to view the proposals and comment on them by the end of October.
John O Groat Journal 7th Oct 2021 read more »
Plans have been officially unveiled for a new floating wind farm that could supply power to more than half of the homes in the Highlands. Until earlier this year it was thought proposals for a floating development in the Pentland Firth, off the Caithness coast, had been shelved. Swedish developer Hexicon initially put forward the development but plans dissolved in 2017 when a company set up to lead the project folded. And despite a pledged by Hexicon to get the scheme, then called Dounreay Tri, “back on track”, there had been no movement on it in recent years.
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