Public presentation for Peterhead floating wind-farm

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Statoil will hold a public presentation in Peterhead regarding plans for the floating wind farm that will be built off the coast of the Blue Toon.

Representatives for the company will talk and take on questions from residents about the €214 million Hywind Scotland Pilot Park.

Halfdan Brustad, Statoil’s Vice President for Wind Projects, said: “It is important for us that we will have these public consultations.

“We are also very pleased that we will have the first floating windfarm that we can showcase in Scotland.”

Mr Brustad said that Statoil will also have a more visible presence in the Peterhead community in the future.

He said: “I hope as many people as possible will show up because we want to give as many answers as possible.”

The public exhibition will take place at the Palace Hotel on January 20 at 6pm.

It will begin with an oral presentation before representatives for the company take questions from the floor.

Questions regarding employment opportunities provided by the floating wind-farm will also be discussed at the presentation.

Statoil made the final decision to build the world’s largest floating wind-farm 25 kilometres off the coast of Peterhead after gaining approval from the Scottish Government in November 2015.

Mr Brustad believes the Hywind Scotland Pilot park project will be “completely installed” by 2017.