- Published: 21 February 2017 21 February 2017
A plan to install two floating wind turbines (between 8 and 12MW capacity each) off the north Caithness coast has been approved by Highland councillors. Hexicon AB has sought permission from Highland Council, Orkney Islands Council and the Scottish government for the demonstration project.
The proposed site is about three miles out to sea from Dounreay. Hexicon AB has set up Dounreay Trì Limited to develop the project. The scheme would also involve laying a subsea cable and building a substation. The plan has still to be considered by the Scottish government.