SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

September 15, 2009 06:01 ET

First Floating Wind Turbine Launches in Norway, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The world's first full-scale floating wind turbine, StatoilHydro's 'Hywind,' took to the high seas last week for a two-year trial that will lead to wind turbines that can be deployed in much deeper waters than currently possible. StatoilHydro ASA (NYSE:STO) (Stavanger, Norway) said the 2.3-megawatt (MW) Hywind turbine will be located 10 kilometres off the Norwegian coast, southwest of Karmoy island. The company claimed that Hywind can be located in waters ranging from 100 metres to 700 metres deep. Delivered on schedule and within budget, StatoilHydro is investing 39 million euros in the project, with another 7 million euro provided by Enova SF (Norway).

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