The last turbine has been installed at the world’s first full-scale floating offshore wind farm off the Aberdeenshire coast. Five giant wind turbines make up the Hywind pilot development, about 15 miles (25km) from Peterhead. The Norwegian oil firm Statoil has been working on developing the project for more than 15 years. It allows turbines to be installed in much deeper waters than conventional offshore installations. Their height from the water line is 172m, which is almost four times the height of the Forth Bridge. The company is now hooking up the cables and hopes to generate the first electricity in October.
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