Floating turbine

StatoilHydro and Siemens have installed the world’s first large-scale floating wind turbine approximately 12km south east of Karmøy in Norway. The turbine is part of the Hywind project developed by StatoilHydro. As part of the agreement, Siemens was responsible for the development of the SWT-2.3MW wind turbine and StatoilHydro supplied the floating structure, made up of a steel floater filled with ballast, extending 100m beneath the surface and fastened to the seabed by three anchor wires.