A 7MW demonstration offshore wind turbine has been unveiled in Levenmouth, Scotland.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult claims can play a vital role in Scotland and the wider UK’s research and development (R&D).
It is the world’s most advanced, open access, offshore wind turbine dedicated to research, ORE Catapult claims.
It also offers complementary opportunities for economic growth, training and development of skills vital for the future of the offshore wind industry.
The turbine could also help industry and academia to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of technologies as well as the operations and maintenance aspects of offshore wind turbines reducing the cost of energy.
Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult will work with the offshore wind sector, Skills Development Scotland and the Energy Skills Partnership to ensure the knowledge is transferred to industry to help it develop our offshore wind resources, some of the best in the world.”