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Hywind

Aibel is currently a key partner in Statoil's high-profile Hywind pilot project off the coast of Scotland.

In the summer of 2014 Aibel was awarded the contract for FEED and EMA (Engineering & Management Assistance) of substructures for the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park offshore wind farm. Since then, the EMA has been expanded multiple times to include the design of mill towers and responsibility for system integration and procurement of equipment.

This means that Aibel will, as a minimum, be part of the project until next summer, when the floating wind park is scheduled for installation.  

Hywind Pilot Park, which is being built off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, is the world's first floating wind park.
Image: Trude Refsahl/Statoil. 

The work will be conducted from Aibel's offices in Oslo and Haugesund. At its peak, 30 employees be involved in the project. Aibel is cooperating closely with subcontractors such as the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Dr.techn.Olav Olsen AS and Principa North AS.

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Hywind Pilot Park, which is being built off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, is the world's first floating wind park.

Statoil will install a 30 MW wind turbine farm on floating structures at Buchan Deep, 25 km offshore Peterhead, harnessing Scottish wind resources to provide renewable energy to the mainland.

The wind farm will power around 20,000 households.

Production start is expected in late 2017.

The pilot park will cover around 4 square kilometres, at a water depth of 95-120 metres. The average wind speed in this area of the North Sea is around 10 metres per second.