Dounreay Trì Looks To Demo Floating Wind Farm Offshore Scotland


Dounreay Trì Ltd. is seeking to demonstrate a multi-turbine floating wind farm located approximately 6 km off the coast of Dounreay, Scotland.

Dounreay Trì was created by Swedish design and engineering company Hexicon AB for the sole purpose of demonstrating Hexicon’s semi-submersible foundation for offshore wind power. The project, planned for operations by summer 2018, shall consist of the following:

  • A single, semi-submersible platform and two wind turbines with a total capacity of 8-12 MW;
  • A single export cable to bring the power to shore at or near Sandside Bay; and
  • The associated onshore electrical infrastructure to connect the project at or near the existing substation at Dounreay.

Hexicon says its patented technology enables the platform to align with the wind direction – thereby maximizing the energy yield.

Dounreay Trì has completed a year of aerial surveys to record the birds and mammals at the site and also submitted a scoping report to Marine Scotland.

“Scotland has a fantastic wind resource and the right policies to develop offshore wind as a competitive energy source. Dounreay Trì can contribute to that vision – bringing clean energy, employment opportunities and an attractive investment,” says Anders Barne, chairman of Dounreay Trì Ltd.

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