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Metocean Measurement Campaign To Start At 1 GW Scottish Floating Wind Farm Site

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on

This is the introductory paragraph.

Partrac will soon deploy a floating LiDAR Buoy at the site of the Buchan floating wind project offshore Scotland, which is being developed by Floating Energy Allyance (FEA), a consortium comprising BW Ideol, Elicio, and BayWa r.e.

It appears, that the Buchan floating wind farm is the first of the floating Scotwind Leasing round of projects to get going in a meaningful way.

The article details some of the design details of the wind farm.

  • The site is located some 75 kilometres to the northeast of Fraserburgh on the Aberdeenshire coast,
  • The Floating Energy Allyance consortium plans to build a floating offshore wind farm with a capacity of approximately 1 GW, whose wind turbines will be installed on BW Ideol’s Damping Pool floating foundations.
  • This page on the BW Ideol web site describes their Damping Pool technology.
  • The patented square barge-like floats can be used for offshore wind turbines, substations and hydrogen electrolysers.

BW Ideol appear to be a French company with projects in France, Japan, Taiwan and now Scotland.

The home page of the BW Ideol web site opens with a promotional and explanatory video of their technology.


October 31, 2022 Posted by | Energy | , , , , | Leave a comment