MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will provide five V164-9.5 MW wind turbines for the Kincardine floating offshore wind project in Scotland, which is set to be the world's largest of its kind, the company announced Monday.
According to a statement issued by the joint venture between Danish Vestas, and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Spanish developer and construction company Cobra Group, which is part of the ACS Group, placed the order in 2018.
"The contract, signed with Cobra's U.K. offshore division, Cobra Wind International Limited (CWIL), keeps Scotland at the forefront of offshore wind innovation as the project will be the first floating project in the world to feature wind turbines over 9 MW," MHI Vestas said.
Located 15 kilometers southeast of Aberdeen Bay, Kincardine will feature five V164-9.5 MW turbines in addition to a single V80-2.0 MW turbine already installed. The six-turbine project will feature Windfloat semi-submersible foundations and will be located at a depth of 60-80 meters.
MHI Vestas confirmed that the turbines will be installed in spring 2020 and will include a 10-year service and maintenance agreement. The park is expected to power around 35,000 households annually for an expected lifetime of 25 years.
The announcement comes as MHI Vestas readies for installation of another floating offshore wind project in Portugal, Windfloat Atlantic, with developer WindPlus, featuring three V164-8.4 MW turbines, the statement added.
By Hale Turkes