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Date: 18/10/17

Hywind Scotland Opens

Hywind scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started delivering electricity to the Scottish grid and the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon offically opened the wind farm on October 18th 2017.

The 30 MW wind farm built and opewrated by Statoil is located 25km off Peterhead, Aberdeenshire and will power approximately 20,000 households.

The onshore operations and maintenance base is loacted at Peterhead and the turbinbes are controlled from Great Yarmouth.

Linked to the project, staoil will install Batwind, a 1 MW Lithium battery storage solution for offhore wind energy, whicjh has the potential to mitigate intermittancy and optimise output.