Vestas installs floating offshore wind turbine in Scotland: Vestas has set up what it claims is the most powerful & largest & floating offshore wind turbine in Scotland.
The V164 – 9.5MW turbine was installed on a Principle Power WindFloat platform which is the first of five type of units to be set up at the Kincardine floating offshore wind farm.
They will be installed about 15km off the coast of Kincardineshire and at water depths varying from 60m to 80m.
Allan Birk Wisby, MHI Vestas Project Director announced: “We are proud to have the most powerful turbines installed on a floating offshore wind platform.
“The V164-9.5 MW turbines are an excellent fit for the Kincardine project and it is a great achievement by the team to have completed first Welsh Govt invests £10m helping energy efficiencyat the quayside. We look forward to completing the remaining four units.”
Kincardine, which is being generated by the Cobra Group, is anticipated to generate sufficient electricity to power about 350,000 homes.
A spokesperson from the Cobra Group said: “This is an exciting, world leading project developed by Cobra Group.
“The Kincardine floating wind farm will be the biggest ever built. The installation of the largest turbine ever to have been placed on a floating foundation represents a major milestone for the project and we are very much looking forward to seeing it generate power at site very soon.”
Vestas installs floating offshore wind turbine in Scotland