Floating wind turbine erected in North Sea

The world's first full-scale floating wind turbine has been erected off the coast of Norway.

The StatoilHydro turbine uses a ballast-filled globe extending 100 metres below the surface to stabilise the tower and turbine itself - think a giant spring onion with rotating blades.

Alexandra Bech Gjorv, head of new energy at StatoilHydro, outlines the project in the video below.

Sam Bond


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