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This story initially attributed funding to the wrong company. Enova, an energy technology company owned by a branch of the Norwegian government, is an investor in Hywind. The project has not received investment from the international EV truck and bus manufacturer of the same name.
An anchored Hywind prototype developed by Statoil will undergo two years of testing. The company is looking to install more floating wind turbine test farms in possibly Scotland or Maine.
Siemens and StatoilHydro install a large wind turbine in the deep waters off Norway to test the potential for wind farms far from shore.
StatoilHydro, using experience from oil and gas exploration, will test a turbine in $80 million pilot.