Hywind is the world’s ﬁrst ﬂoating offshore wind farm. Located off the coast of Aberdeenshire in Scotland, the 30 megawatt (MW) farm is a GBP210 million project. Masdar has a 25 per cent stake in the project, along with lead operator Equinor, which owns 75 per cent.
The facility consists of ﬁve 6MW wind turbines anchored to the seaﬂoor, existing in water depths of up to 120 metres. Operational since 2017, the project provides 22,000 homes with electricity, displacing 63,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year. Hywind is the second offshore wind partnership between Masdar and Equinor after the Dudgeon wind farm, a 402MW project which came on stream in the second half of 2017.
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