Dounreay Trì Floating Wind Demonstration ProjectA floating demonstration wind farm has been granted planning consent by Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse. The two turbine Dounreay Trì Floating Wind Demonstration Project will be located approximately six kilometres off the Caithness coastline.

The decision comes after the recent approval of the Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind farm and last year’s consent of the Hywind Scotland Pilot, which means Scotland has now agreed planning permission for up to 92MW of floating offshore wind. The demonstration project will have a generating capacity up to 12MW and will be developed by the Swedish company Hexicon.