All Hywind Scotland Floating Turbines Now In Place

first_imgThe final floating wind turbine for the Hywind Scotland project has been towed to the site and installed at its designated location off Peterhead, Scotland, according to BBC. Statoil has yet to respond to Offshore WIND’s request for confirmation.The first electricity from the world’s first floating wind farm is expected to be produced in October.The 30MW Hywind Scotland Pilot Park comprises five Siemens 6MW turbines mounted on a SPAR-type floating foundation.The turbines are 253 meters tall from bottom to wing tip, of which 78 metres will be under water and 175 metres above, according to Statoil, which further added that the turbine has a rotor diameter of 154 metres, with each blade being 75 metres long and the nacelle big enough to park two double decker buses inside.The floating substructures, built by the Spanish Navantia-Windar consortium, are 91 meters long and have a diameter of 14,4 metres.The EUR 200 million project, which can provide 20,000 UK households with renewable energy, is owned by Statoil (75%) and Masdar (25%).last_img read more

Winter Weather Adjusts Tournament Schedule

first_imgBANGOR — The Maine Principal’s Association has decided to move Friday night’s Eastern Maine Class C Boys’ Basketball Semifinal between the Sumner Tigers and the Penobscot Valley Howlers to Saturday morning due to weather.This scheduling change also affects the Eastern Maine Championship games already scheduled for Saturday.The Class D girls’ Eastern Maine Championship between the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners and the Washburn Beavers will be moved to 2:05 p.m.The Ellsworth Eagles and the Camden Windjammers will now play for the Class B Boys’ Eastern Maine Championship at 8:45 p.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Eastern Maine Class C boys’ championship will be played Monday at 5:45 p.m.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all)center_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin Biolast_img read more