Could floating wind turbines power Equinor’s oil fields?

It is exploring the possibilities of directly connecting a wind farm to the Gullfaks and Snorre platforms

Battery storage at Scottish floating wind farm launched

The capacity of the battery is equivalent to that of more than 128,000 iPhones

Statoil and Masdar to explore offshore wind storage

Statoil and Masdar have joined forces to explore the potential of battery storage solution at a wind farm in Scotland. They have signed a collaborative agreement to analyse data from ‘Batwind’ – the energy storage system designed to store power generated by floating wind farm Hywind, which was inaugurated last October. The Norwegian firm and […]

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 […]

Step forward for UK’s first floating wind farm

The UK’s first floating wind farm is a step closer to becoming a reality after the Crown Estate granted a lease to Statoil to develop the next phase of its Hywind project. The Crown Estate manages most of Britain’s seabed and is responsible for renewable energy generation rights on the UK Continental Shelf. The new […]