About the project
Located approximately 35km offshore, to the northwest of Lewis, ‘Havbredey’ is a Norse word meaning ‘Isles on the edge of the sea’ and believed to be where the word Hebrides was derived from.
The logo design takes its inspiration from Scottish and Nordic folklore, with tales often overlapped with the Western Isles strong connection to the Norse culture.
One such tale is of the ‘Nine Wave Maidens’ who were the daughters of ‘Ægir’ – who in Norse mythology represented the power of the sea. Each of these daughters had their own particular attributes and were personifcation of the waves.
Inspired by these wave maidens, the Havbredey logo icon is made up of 9 abstract symbols, set in a 3 x 3 grid arrangement, with a strong grid and engineering design bias, encapsulating the key elements of floating offshore wind. The symbols can also change and shift dynamically, reflecting the movement of the wind turbines.