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Scotland OKs Hexicon floater

Ministers grant planning consent to 12MW Dounreay Tri demo

Scotland OKs Hexicon floater image

The Scottish government has approved Hexicon’s plan for the 12MW Dounreay Tri floating wind farm demonstrator off the Caithness coast

Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse has given consent for a two-turbine project to be located about 6km from Dounreay.

The project will support the creation of about 100 jobs during assembly, installation and ongoing operations and maintenance.

It's the third floating wind farm approved in the country, following the Kincardine and Hywind Scotland projects.

“With the consent for this project, the Scottish government has now approved a total of 92MW of floating offshore wind, enough to power almost 60,000 homes,” Wheelhouse said.

“This not only highlights our commitment to exploring this innovative technology, but offers real scope for the development of wind energy projects in deeper water, in Scotland and across the world.”

Image: Hexicon

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