Magnora Offshore Wind is developing the ScotWind N3 area, called Talisk Offshore Wind Project. The area is situated in the north-western part of Scotland, 35 kilometres offshore from Western Isles.
The name of the project shall reflect the proud history of the Isle of Lewis with the discovery of the Isle of Lewis Chessmen. ‘Taileasg’ is the local native Gaelic word for chess, and this is phonetically pronounced ‘Taleeshk’. A certain compromise to enable non-native speakers of English to produce a voicing more closely resembling the Gaelic language has led to the spelling ‘Talisk’.
Isle of Lewis chessmen
“I am excited to see a link to the local area with the name of this development. There is a long standing affinity between the communities of Norway and the Western Isles and that link is demonstrated through the discovery of Norwegian chessmen at Uig in the Isle of Lewis. We have named our development to reflect this close historical association and look forward to delivering benefit to the local community.”
Geir Birkeland – Project Director for Talisk Floating Offshore Wind Project.
Magnora Offshore Wind has agreed Heads of Terms for a cooperation with Hiraeth Energy for the development of two floating offshore wind projects in the Celtic Sea.
In January, Magnora Offshore Wind is pleased to announce that it has been offered an opportunity to enter into an Option Agreement for area N3 by the Crown Estate.