Hywind Scotland was officially opened by Nicola Sturgeon in October 2017.
Hywind is a great example of what we can achieve by combining our existing offshore expertise with new and available technologies and innovative minds. Thoroughly proven through years of testing, it is the world’s most viable floating wind turbine design, consisting of a giant wind turbine placed on top of a floating vertical spar.
Hywind is a unique offshore wind technology, consisting of a mix of available technology and new patents developed and owned by Equinor.
While dozens of floating concepts exist today, few will reach maturity. Hywind is the most established design, verified through eight years of successful operations of our demo turbine offshore Karmøy, Norway, and subsequently further optimised for the Hywind Scotland wind farm. With its simplicity of design, Hywind offers a range of advantages: