Windmills Take to the Seas

August 2008
Assembly;Aug2008, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p15
The article reports that Siemens AG of Munich, Germany, is collaborating with StatoilHydro to develop the world's first floating wind turbine by the end of 2009. The turbine, which is capable of anchoring in waters as deep as 2,100 feet, will employ a partially submerged steel and concrete buoy to keep it steady in even the roughest seas. It is said that StatoilHydro will be responsible for the buoy, while Siemens will provide the mast and turbine.


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