A new industry group that will set out a strategy for the floating offshore wind industry has been launched.
The Floating Wind Steering Group, co-ordinated by RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables, will meet regularly with the aim of providing a vision for large-scale deployment of floating wind farms in the UK and producing a business case for the sector.
Since then, the first turbine has been installed at the Kincardine floating wind farm off the coast of Aberdeenshire, which will have a 50MW capacity when fully constructed.
Jenny Hogan, Deputy Chief Executive at Scottish Renewables said: “Innovation is key to the long term growth set out in the Offshore Wind Sector Deal and floating turbines will open up new sites for development currently being considered.
“Globally, much of the offshore wind potential is in deeper waters that will need floating technology so this sector offers new industrial opportunities across the UK.”