Navantia loads out first Kincardine foundation

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 22/09/2020 4C Offshore
The first of three semi-submersible floating foundations for the Kincardine offshore wind farm is being loaded out from Navantia's shipyard in Fene, Spain. It is being aboard Boskalis' heavy transport vessel Fjord for transportation to Rotterdam ahead of installation.

Back in February 2019, Navantia-Windar was tasked with the fabrication of foundations for the project. Manufacturing work began in March 2019, with the cutting and bending of sheets at the facilities of Windar in Avilés.

Kincardine floating offshore wind farm is being built by COBRA Group, 15km offshore from the Scottish coast of Aberdeen. It will have capacity of 50 MW and feature a 2 MW turbine and five 9.525 MW turbines installed on semi-submersible floating structures designed by Principle Power. The project is located in water depths ranging between 60 and 80 metres.

The 2MW turbine was put in operation at the site last year, in order to meet the Renewables Obligation Certificates deadline. The project is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2020.

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