Prototype wind turbine receives £6m funding boost

Scottish Enterprise has awarded Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) £6m POWERS funding to support the development of its latest 7MW Offshore Wind Turbine prototype at Fife Energy Park.

Subject to the conclusion of commercial negotiations, SHI will begin construction of the 7MW prototype turbine later this year. The turbine will be placed on the sea bed around 35 meters from the shore, with permission from the Crown Estate.

POWERS was set up to help create the right investment conditions for inward investors.