Final turbine anchored off Peterhead in world’s largest floating wind farm

The fifth and final turbine in the world’s largest floating offshore wind parc has been anchored to the sea-bed, some 10 miles off the coast of Peterhead (pictured).

When generating electricity, the Hywind parc – owned by Norway’s Statoil company and a Middle East investor – will be able to power some 20,000 homes.

The £190 million cost was subsidised by electricity customers under the UK government’s Renewable Obligation Certificate subsidy scheme.

18 Aug 2017

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