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Lloyd's Register wins Statoil work

UK: Consultancy firm Lloyd's Register has been handed a risk analysis contract by Statoil for its 30MW Hywind floating offshore project in Scotland.

The pilot project will use five 6MW floating turbines off the coast of Scotland
The pilot project will use five 6MW floating turbines off the coast of Scotland

Lloyd's Register will assess the consequences of risks associated with the pilot project's area. It will also apply a risk level for personnel and property.

The analysis will also look at the emergency response readiness. This will ensure the project is prepared for managing emergency procedures.

Lloyds Register said it had been contracted to carry out similar work on Statoil's 402MW Dudgeon and 317MW Sheringham Shoal projects in the UK, and the Hywind Demo in Norway.

Statoil's 30MW Hywind Scotland pilot project is planned for a site 25 kilometres off the coast of Aberdeenshire, east of the country. The planning application was submitted in March.

The Norwegian firm said it hoped to receive planning permission in the summer. A final investment decision is expected in September.

It will use five 6MW turbines using a cylindrical spar floating foundation in water depths of up to 100 metres.

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