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When installed, the wind turbine will tower 178m above the North Sea, rising twice as high as the Statue of Liberty.

Posted by Jeff Keever on December 6, 2017 8:35 AM EST
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But it is not its height that makes this turbine special. It’s one of five emerging from the sea as part of Hywind Scotland – the world’s first floating windfarm.

“With floating wind, we’re trying to access deeper waters, particularly where there’s quite high wind speeds as wind is the fuel of the industry,” explains Rhodri James, a manager at the Carbon Trust.

http://www.imeche.org/news/news-article/feature-a-floating-future-for-wind

 

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