First Kincardine Floating Giant Heads to Scotland

Boskalis has started towing the first Kincardine floating wind turbine from Rotterdam in the Netherlands to the installation site some 15 kilometres southeast of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Boskalis; Kincardine floating wind project
First Kincardine Floating Giant Heads to Scotland
Source: Boskalis

The anchor handler Manta started towing the first of the five MHI Vestas 9.525 MW floating wind turbines from the Port of Rotterdam on Tuesday, 8 December.

At the installation site, the turbine will be hooked up to the already installed mooring spread by Boskalis’ hook-up construction vessel Nicobar in a water depth of approximately 70 metres.

During the installation activities, the Nicobar will be supported by the anchor handlers Manta and Princess for station-keeping.

Once fully completed, Kincardine will comprise one 2 MW and five 9.525 MW MHI Vestas wind turbines, becoming the largest operating floating wind farm in the world.

The 2 MW unit has been operating offshore Aberdeen since October 2018. All six turbines will be installed on semi-submersible floating structures designed by Principle Power.

The wind farm is being developed by Spain’s Cobra Grupo.