Floating wind farm

A five wind turbine floating wind farm – believed to be Europe’s largest – is set to be built off the coast of Peterhead.

The Hywind project will see the five wind turbines operate in waters several miles from land and comes after the Crown Estate granted an agreement to Norwegian firm Statoil.

Statoil’s Siri Espedal Kindem said: “Scotland has a huge offshore wind resource but to maximise this we need to move into deeper water. The lease agreement awarded to Statoil’s Hywind project offers the first step towards harnessing this resource.”