Scottish government approves floating wind demonstration project
The Scottish government has granted planning consent to the two-turbine Dounreay Tri floating wind demonstration project, around 6km off the Caithness coastline. The project will have a generating capacity of up to 12MW. The decision, announced on Friday 17 March, comes after the recent approval of the Kincardine floating offshore windfarm 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. Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said the project would help to develop the technology and cement Scotland's reputation at the "forefront of innovation" in the renewables sector.