Final three floaters await load out for Kincardine

The last three floating Wind Float units (KIN-01, KIN-02, KIN-05)  for the Kincardine offshore wind farm getting ready for load out at Fene, Spain.

The 50 MW Kincardine floating offshore wind farm is being built by COBRA Group, 15 km offshore from the Scottish coast of Aberdeen. It will feature five 9.525 MW turbines installed on semi-submersible floating structures designed by Principle Power and built by Navantia and Windar Renovables . The project is located in water depths ranging between 60 and 80 metres.

Construction is well underway: turbines KIN-03 and KIN-04 have been successfully moored at the final turbine locations.

The remaining three foundations will soon head to the Netherlands, where the turbines will be mounted onto the foundations at Sif's yard in Rotterdam. The completed units will then be towed across the North Sea to the wind farm site. The route is 480 nmi long, and takes 9 or 10 days.

Commissioning of the wind farm is expected this Summer. Upon completion, it will be one of the world’s largest floating wind projects to date, and it is expected to generate up to 218 GWh of clean electricity a year – enough to power approximately 55,000 Scottish households.

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