Floating wind farm in Portugal granted €60m EU loan

The 25MW project is expected to generate enough power for 60,000 homes a year

World’s first floating wind farm powers up in Scotland

  The world’s first floating wind farm has started generating power off the coast of Scotland. The 30MW Hywind wind farm is now delivering electricity to the Scottish grid. The five giant turbines, installed around 25 kilometres from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, will generate enough electricity to power 20,000 homes a year. The benefit of floating […]

Dry dock resurrected to build floating wind farm

One of the largest dry docks in Europe will come out of retirement to build a floating wind farm in the UK. Kishorn Dry Dock, which hasn’t been used in 23 years, will now be used to help build the turbines for Kincardine Offshore’s 50MW development off the coast of Aberdeen. Work will start at […]

Scotland approves 12MW floating wind farm

A 12MW demonstration floating wind farm in Scotland has been granted planning consent. The two turbine Dounreay Trì project, which will be located six kilometres off the Caithness coastline, is expected to power nearly 8,000 homes upon its completion in 2018. It’s expected to support the creation of around 100 jobs during assembly, installation and through ongoing […]

Highland Council approves floating wind farm

An innovative floating wind farm in Scotland has been approved. The Highland Council have given the go-ahead to Dounreay Trì Limited’s proposed demonstration project. Marine Scotland will now be able to complete its own assessment and make a recommendation on the project to Scottish Ministers. The twin-turbine project will be capable of generating 10MW of […]

UK’s floating energy industry gets wind in its sails

Two marine energy firms are to collaborate to develop floating wind technology in the UK. Atlantis Resources and Ideol have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of a 1.5GW floating offshore wind project. It is hoped the project will catalyse a boom in Britain’s floating wind energy industry . The companies say abundant wind resources, government incentives, strong support […]

Floating offshore wind farm maker picked

The futuristic prospect of a floating offshore wind farm off Britain’s coast took another step closer to reality today as the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) picked a designer to make a prototype. US-based naval engineering firm The Glosten Associates will design a demonstrator along with French-owned engineering firm Alstom, using Alstom’s Haliade wind turbine. Called […]