Giant tur­bines head­ing to Scot­land for trial

The Scotsman - - Around Scotland -

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.


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