Scottish tested for radical offshore turbine concept

Dutch renewable energy company 2-B Energy has signed a deal with Scottish Enterprise to develop a unique two-bladed offshore wind turbine in Scotland that could reduce the cost of offshore turbines by as much as 45 per cent.

Scottish Enterprise will help to support its commercialization, and offshore test and demonstration facilities are expected to be in place by the end of 2014.

The 2-B design, which differs radically from the conventional three-bladed horizontal axis technology, significantly reduces the number of components required throughout the lifetime of the turbine.

This, the company says, will result in both lower operation and maintenance costs.

First Minister Alex Salmond described the new turbine as an "important development for Scotland's burgeoning offshore renewables industry".

For more Wind Power news.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...