The largest floating wind turbine in the world – a 10MW monster – could be turning off Norway by 2022, with the €25m Iberdrola-led EU Flagship project now formally launched.

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The record-setting unit will mate a semisubmersible concrete design called the OO-Star, developed by Norwegian engineering outfit Dr Techn Olav Olsen, with an as-yet-unnamed turbine for a battery of tests at the MetCentre off Karmøy, situated on the Nordic country’s west coast.