Norwegian energy giant Statoil said yesterday that the first of five turbines for its pioneering Hywind project is en route to Scotland. The turbine left the assembly yard in Stord, Norway, late Tuesday night and should arrive in the Buchan Deep, 15miles east of Peterhead, in four to five days. The Hywind pilot park will be the world’s first commercial floating wind farm, with the ability to power about 20,000 homes when production starts later this year. The 830-ft tall turbines will be towed individually to Scottish waters in a standing position.
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