Giant turbines heading to Scotland for trial
Giant turbines are on the move to Scotland to create the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm.
New technology enables the structures to float in water which is too deep for conventional offshore wind farms.
The first of the 11,500-tonne turbines has been put in place at the Hywind development at Buchan Deep, which lies 15 miles off the north-east coast at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.
The device was towed across from Norway, where four more are waiting to be brought over for the trial scheme.