Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Samsung receives POWERS award for development of 7 MW offshore wind turbine prototype

13 May 2013

Scottish Enterprise has awarded Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) GBP 6.04million POWERS funding to support the development of its latest 7MW offshore wind turbine prototype at Fife Energy Park.

This award will support SHI's total investment of GBP 100 million in Scotland, which will help launch a test demonstration project followed by turbine manufacturing facilities in the longer term. Subject to the conclusion of commercial negotiations, SHI will begin construction of the 7MW prototype turbine later this year. The turbine will be placed on the sea bed around 35 meters from the shore, with permission from the Crown Estate.