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|Erection of the world's first large-scale floating wind turbine with a capacity of 2.3 megawatts. Copyright: StatoilHydro|
For the 30 megawatt (MW) Hywind Scotland Project, Siemens will supply five of its SWT-6.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines. The turbines will be installed on floating foundations operating in water depths between 90 and 120 meters. The world's largest floating wind project is located in Scottish waters 25 kilometers off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. For the new Hywind Scotland Project, assembly in West Coast Norway is scheduled for first half 2017.
In 2009 Statoil and Siemens successfully installed a 2.3 MW Siemens turbine at the first floating full-scale wind project worldwide, Hywind Demo. The Hywind Scotland project is expected to be commissioned in late 2017 and deliver 135 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electric power per year. The infographic shows everything worth knowing about the floating windpark.
pilot project demonstrates how future floating concepts for commercial and
large scale offshore wind parks can be both cost efficient and low risk.
The floating foundations are ballast-stabilized and fastened to the seabed
with mooring lines. With their lightweight nacelles, Siemens large direct
drive wind turbines are particularly suited for the floating foundations
designed as slender cylinder structures. This concept has already proven
its effectiveness in the 2009 project. At the same time Siemens gathered a
lot of experience on the specific requirements regarding the control
parameters on a moving wind turbine under offshore conditions. For the
floating installation Siemens' technicians developed new controller
settings for rotor pitch and yaw drive regulation.