Statoil Presents Hywind in Aberdeen, UK

Statoil Presents Hywind in Aberdeen, UK.

Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), in partnership with Statoil and Scottish Enterprise will host Meet the Buyer event today at Norwood Hotel, Aberdeen where Statoil will give a presentation about their Hywind Project.

The Statoil Hywind project is the world’s first, full-scale, floating wind turbine, located ten kilometres off the south west coast of Norway.

“Through the first two years of testing, the concept has been verified, and it continually performs beyond expectations. With few operational challenges, excellent production output and well-functioning technical systems the Hywind concept could revolutionize the future of offshore wind.

“The Hywind concept is a door opener for completely new renewable energy business opportunities, unlocking huge offshore areas for clean energy production. This is a direct result of Statoil’s extensive offshore oil and gas experience. Our next step will be the development of small pilot parks. We are currently assessing possible locations for a future pilot park of 3-5 turbines, Statoil is focusing on identifying sites in the US and UK,“ Statoil said.

In their presentation Hywind Project Team will provide an update on the project to date, highlighting on how to engage with the company, as well as an open Q&A session.

Commenting on this event Maggie McGinlay, Director of Energy and Clean Technologies at Scottish Enterprise said: “As a new and growing industry it’s often easy to underestimate the scale of the potential opportunity of offshore wind, which goes far beyond the development and construction of wind farms.

“It’s vital that companies in our supply chain are aware of how they can benefit from this growth and events like this and the Buchan Deep Project help raise awareness of the opportunities and encourage companies to consider where their current skills and operations can be applied to this industry.”


Offshore WIND staff, October 3, 2013; Image: hywind