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World's first "icy" offshore wind farm is complete

Finland has completed its first offshore wind farm and the company behind the project now hopes that the technology, which made everything possible, can lead to major exports.

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Icy conditions have been an issue for offshore wind projects in Finland, making offshore wind farms impossible. But a solution was found.

Finnish company Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy has just inaugurated Finland's first offshore wind farm which is installed on special foundations that can withstand the heavy load of icing despite being placed in depths of 8 to 15 meters. The company writes in a press release that this is the world's first offshore wind farm made for "icy conditions".

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