Wind energy – floating wind
Highland Wind, a Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners majority-owned company, has unveiled plans for a new offshore floating wind farm off the coast of Dounreay in Caithness, Scotland.
The Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm will be developed in two stages. The first will involve the construction of a single turbine demonstrator with 8.6MW capacity and is scheduled to be completed in 2023.
The second phase would involve the construction of up to 10 turbines totalling 100MW capacity, enough to power approximately 70,000 homes – around 64% of those in the Highland Council Area. Construction is scheduled for 2025, with commissioning set for 2027.
Michael Hannibal, partner at CIP, said: “We believe in an inclusive approach to developing our offshore wind projects, ensuring that local companies and communities gain the advantage from the opportunities these projects bring. We’re committed to awarding Scotland’s supply chain with the local content work needed to support job creation and boost the country’s floating wind capabilities and experience.”