StatoilHydro Inaugurates World's First Full-Scale Floating Wind Turbine in the North Sea

StatoilHydro Inaugurates World's First Full-Scale Floating Wind Turbine in the North Sea

10.09.2009: The world's first full-scale floating wind turbine, StatoilHydro's Hywind pilot, is being officially inaugurated in the North Sea. StatoilHydro is investing about NOK 340 million

The world's first full-scale floating wind turbine, StatoilHydro's Hywind pilot, is being officially inaugurated in the North Sea.

StatoilHydro is investing about NOK 340 million (approx. US$ 57m) in the project, with Enova, a state-owned company which promotes environment-friendly changes to energy production and use in Norway, providing NOK 59 million (approx. US$ 10m).

Hywind comprises a 2.3-megawatt wind turbine installed on a traditional floater of the kind previously used for such applications as production platforms and offshore loading.

Following assembly in the Åmøy Fjord near Stavanger, the Hywind pilot was towed in June to a location 10 kilometres south-west of Karmøy island for a two-year test period. New video includes an edited package on the inauguration.



Source:StatoilHydro

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