2019-01-22
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/27453-statoil-hywind-floating-weather-capacity-wind-farm-scotland

Hywind Performing Better Than Expected - Despite Some Gruesome Weather

Statoil is very pleased with the performance of the first three months of the world's first floating offshore wind farm

Official Press Release Statoil:

World class performance by world’s first floating wind farm

Despite one hurricane, one winter storm and wave heights of up to 8,2 meters, Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first 3 full months in production.

The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and is powering approximately 20,000 UK households. During the winter, when the wind is at its strongest, the typical capacity factor for an bottom fixed offshore wind farm is 45-60%. By comparison, Hywind Scotland achieved an average of approximately 65% during November, December and January, i.e that the wind farm was producing 65% of max theoretical capacity. A capacity factor of 100 % means all wind turbines have... ... More: Official Press Release Statoil

Keywords:
Statoil, Hywind, floating, weather, capacity, wind farm, Scotland







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