MHI Vestas Offshore Wind confirmed an order from the Spanish development and construction company Cobra Group, part of the ACS Group, to supply five V164-9.5 MW turbines for the Kincardine floating offshore wind farm project off the coast of Scotland.
MHI Vestas for the first time presented a huge 9.5 MW wind turbine in 2017, its first installation is scheduled for the current year.
Currently, there is only one floating wind power station in the world, Hywind, built by the Norwegian oil sector workers from Equinor. It is equipped with 5 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines with a capacity of 6 MW each.
The new floating wind farm, which Cobra Group is building, is more – its capacity will be 50 MW. The Kincardine power plant will be equipped with five V164-9.5 MW turbines in addition to the already installed V80-2.0 MW turbine. The project with six generators will be implemented on semi-submersible foundations Windfloat and be located above the depths of 60-80 meters.
The turbines will be installed in spring 2020, confirms MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, and the contract includes maintenance for 10 years.
Offshore floating wind farms are moving in a promising direction. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will supply 3 more 8.4 MW turbines for the floating station in Portugal, which will be opened soon.
It was reported earlier that in the Netherlands the largest wind farm on the lake is being built, the commissioning of a wind farm is expected in 2021.
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