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Statoil heralds new, large floating wind farm

INTERVIEW: The Norwegian oil major is set on developing a new and potentially huge market in floating offshore wind turbines. But beginnings can be tough. Head of the company's HyWind project in Scotland elaborates on the possibilities and challenges that come with this technology.

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Not that many years ago, even experienced industry executives found the concept of big, floating wind farms to be an unrealistic idea with no major prospects. This prediction could still hold true, but industry heavyweights are doing their best to prove it wrong.

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