Two engineering and design firms are working together to deploy the world’s first multi-turbine floating wind-energy demonstrator off Dounreay in 2018. Sweden-based Hexicon appointed WS Atkins as its engineering partner last year to help design the pioneering offshore wind technology. The floating “wind farm” will consist of two turbines fixed onto a single semi-submersible platform, with a total capacity of 8 to 12 megawatts. Norwegian energy giant Statoil has its own plans for a floating wind farm off Aberdeenshire, with electricity slated to hit the grid in late 2017.
Energy Voice 17th June 2016 read more »