Installation of the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, the Kincardine Offshore Wind, has been completed.
The 50 MW project is located approximately 15 kilometres off the southeast coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The wind farm’s five Vestas 9.525 MW wind turbines and one 2 MW Vestas unit were installed at water depths ranging between 60 metres to 80 metres. The 2 MW turbine has been operating at the site since October 2018.
Once commissioned, Kincardine is expected to generate up to 218 GWh of clean electricity a year, which will be enough to power approximately 55,000 Scottish households, ABS, the classification society which classed the project, said.
ABS Class services to the facility include verifying full compliance with the ABS Guide for Building and Classing Floating Offshore Wind Turbines, and cover all phases of the project including design, fabrication, transport, and service inspections.