Several developers are eyeing floating offshore wind farms around Scotland, amid estimates the sector could be worth £33.6bn to the UK by 2050. Harnessing the high winds that blow far out at sea has long been an ambition for the global clean energy sector. After all, as a general rule the further out to sea you get the stronger and more reliable wind.
Business Green 31st Oct 2019 read more »
Scotland’s energy minister said yesterday he believes there is “still an opportunity” for the country to get into the business of building huge floating wind projects, if it embraces some of the technology used in oil and gas.
Energy Voice 1st Nov 2019 read more »
Equinor has awarded contracts, worth totaling NOK3.3bn ($357.9m), for the development of the 88MW Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm in Norway. Planned to be built at about 140km from shore, between the Snorre and Gullfaks platforms, the NOK5bn ($542.3m) wind farm will consist of 11 wind turbines, each with a generation capacity of 8MW. It is scheduled to enter service at the end of 2022.
NS Energy 1st Nov 2019 read more »