Located approximately 35km offshore, to the northwest of Lewis, ‘Havbredey’ is a Norse word meaning ‘Isles on the edge of the sea’ and is believed to be where the word Hebrides was derived from. With a potential capacity of around 1,500MW, it could meet the average annual electricity needs of more than 1.3 million Scottish homes and save more than 2.2 million tonnes of harmful CO2 emissions every year.
The project is owned by Northland (75.5%) and ESB (24.5%), with Northland leading on the development, construction, and operation.
Northland awarded two offshore wind projects in the ScotWind leasing round.
Expected date for submission of planning application
Potential start of construction
The electricity produced is expected to connect to the grid
Expected date when the wind farm could be operational
Anticipated operating life of wind farm
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.