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SeaTwirl new funding opens the way for commercial trials on S2

Sweden’s SeaTwirl, a designer of a new type of wind turbine which floats at sea, has landed €70mn of funds from two major investors; Colruyt Group an €8.6bn Belgium supermarket chain, which also owns Parkwind a wind energy group; and Norsea, a North Sea logistics group with good experience in supporting wind farms. The weird looking SeaTwirl S2 is due out in 2020 and will look much the same as the S1, but yield 1 MW peak. At that level if may struggle to compete with giant traditional wind turbines on floating platforms, such as those using turbines from Vestas from MHI Vestas Offshore and from Siemens Gamesa. These can give off between 6 MW and 10 MW, but are…

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