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Scotland: Dounreay Trì seeks to demonstrate a multi-turbine floating wind farm off Dounreay

Dounreay Trì Limited was created by the Swedish design and engineering company Hexicon AB for the sole purpose of demonstrating Hexicon’s semi-submersible foundation for offshore wind power, off Dounreay, Scotland.

The Dounreay Trì Project shall consist of:

  • A single semi-submersible platform and two wind turbines with a total capacity of 8 to 12 megawatts approximately 6 km off Dounreay, Scotland;
  • A single export cable to bring the power to shore at, or near, Sandside Bay; and
  • The associated onshore electrical infrastructure to connect the Project at, or near, the existing substation at Dounreay.

The project is planned to be operational by the summer of 2018.

Dounreay Trì Limited has completed a year of aerial surveys to record the birds and mammals using the site. Dounreay Trì Limited has also submitted a scoping report to Marine Scotland.

"We are very happy to have reached this far and I am proud of the commitment from the team and partners, we would never have achieved this by ourselves." Said Marcus Thor, Project Director at Hexicon

"Scotland has a fantastic wind resource and the right policies to develop offshore wind as a competitive energy source. Dounreay Trì can contribute to that vision bringing clean energy, employment opportunities and an attractive investment." Said Anders Barne, Chairman of Dounreay Trì Limited.

Hexicon AB

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