Nicola Sturgeon will formally open the world’s first floating wind farm later. Five giant turbines have been installed about 15 miles from Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. The floating approach allows turbines to be installed in much deeper waters than conventional offshore wind farms. The first minister said the project, which will generate enough electricity for about 20,000 homes, was testament to Scotland’s “international reputation” for renewable energy. World’s first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland. The 172-metre turbines are almost four times the height of the Forth Bridge. Norwegian energy firm Statoil has been working on developing the project, known as Hywind, for more than 15 years.
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