Highland Council Has No Objections to Dounreay Trì
Scotland’s Highland Council has decided to raise no objections to the construction of the Dounreay Trì Floating Wind Demonstration Project off the Scottish north coast.
The Dounreay Trì project, proposed by Sweden’s Hexicon AB, will consist of a semi-submersible platform fitted with two wind turbines and have a total capacity of between 8MW and 12MW.
The project aims to test the performance of a multi turbine floating wind platform in a real offshore environment and use these results to refine the platform for larger scale projects overseas, as well as to verify the economic return to provide a base for more realistic estimations for utility scale projects overseas.
The development has an expected operational life of 25 years.
The project now needs one final approval by the Scottish Ministers to enter the construction phase.
The wind farm is planned to be operational by the summer of 2018.