Only a few days ago, the Danish company Dong signed a contract to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm, which will be built near the UK, and the Scottish government has announced a similar project. Its purpose is to build the first floating wind farm.
The project called Hywind will be implemented by the Norwegian company Statoil and aims to create the first offshore wind farm in Britain. A complex of five 6 MW turbines will be installed on the coast of Peterhead and will be the largest of its kind in the world. Each turbine will be mounted on a steel cylinder mounted to the seabed with three sturdy steel cables.
According to official data, the farm will generate 135 GWh of electricity each year, which should suffice to supply electricity to 19,000 households.