The world’s first full-scale floating wind turbine, Hywind pilot is operational in the North Sea from September 08. Hywind pilot of StatoilHydro comprises a 2.3 megawatt wind turbine operating from a float used for applications like oil production platforms and offshore loading. Siemens Wind Power company in Denmark has manufactured the turbine, France’s Technip has built the float and Nexans has laid the power cable to land.
Here is a photograph from StatoilHydro.
View an interesting video clip: Hywind, worlds first offshore floating windmill (go HQ!)
Read more from StatoilHydro press release.
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