UK to install offshore two-bladers

14th August 2014  To: 14th August 2014

By 2016 Britain is set to install flagship two-bladed wind turbines off its coast following finalisation of a deal between UK seabed landlord the Crown Estate and Dutch technology developer 2-B Energy.

The lease, signed by 2-B subsidiary Forthwith, will see a pair of the 6MW downwind machines installed on jackets in the waters off Methil, Scotland, as part of a demonstration project.

"In order to fully unlock the potential of offshore wind over the long-term, it is vital that opportunities are made available to test and demonstrate innovative and emerging technology platforms to bring down costs and secure the UK's position as a global leader in offshore wind technology," reportedly says Crown Estate head of offshore wind Huub den Rooijen……



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