Pentland floating wind scheme in Scotland chooses Stiesdal floating tech
Representation of the Stiesdal Offshore Tetrasub
The 100-MW Pentland floating offshore wind project in Scotland has chosen to use the TetraSub floating technology of Stiesdal Offshore, part of Danish technology firm Stiesdal A/S, it was announced on Tuesday.
The project, located 7.5 km (4.7 miles) off the coast of Dounreay, Caithness, is being developed by Highland Wind Ltd, a company majority owned by a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), with Swedish floating wind specialist Hexicon AB (STO:HEXI) as a minority shareholder. CIP’s development partner, Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) is leading the project development.
Pentland project director Richard Copeland said Stiesdal’s technology fully meets the objectives of the project, which are “to demonstrate new floating wind technologies which will enable industrialisation, develop local supply chains and reduce costs, allowing deployment of floating offshore wind in the UK and globally at scale.”
The project’s offshore consent application was recently submitted to Marine Scotland. The wind farm is planned to feature seven wind turbines. According to Tuesday’s announcement, the first unit is expected to be deployed ahead of the wider array and be operational by 2026.