Floating wind turbines to be built off Scotland's coast
Dounreay Tri will feature two 320ft-tall masts supported by a 590ft-long platform.
Floating wind turbines are to be built off the north coast of Scotland.
Dounreay Tri, from Swedish developer Hexicon AB, will feature two 320ft-tall turbines supported by a 590ft-long triangular platform.
It will be built about four miles off Dounreay on the Caithness coast.
Dounreay Tri is intended to prove the viability of multi-turbine platforms and is expected to generate enough electricity to power 8000 homes.
Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said: "Once operational, this demonstrator project will help to develop this pioneering technology and cement Scotland's reputation at the forefront of innovation in the renewables sector.
"With the consent for this project, the Scottish Government has now approved a total of 92MW of floating offshore wind, enough to power almost 60,000 homes.
"This not only highlights our commitment to exploring this innovative technology, but offers real scope for the development of wind energy projects in deeper water, in Scotland and across the world."