Royal Boskalis Westminster has been selected to transport and install five floating offshore wind turbines for the Kincardine floating windfarm off the coast of Scotland
Working on behalf of Cobra Wind International Ltd, Boskalis will undertake its first floating wind project, installing five of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s V164-9.5 MW turbines in water depths ranging from 60 m to 80 m.
The anchor handling tug (AHT) Boka Falcon will start installing the anchors and chains on the seabed in September 2020.
The floating foundations will be transported from Ferrol in Spain to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where Boskalis will deploy the vessel Fjord as a semi-submersible barge.
In Rotterdam, the wind turbines will be mounted on the foundations, after which the floating wind turbines will be towed to the windfarm.
In addition to Boka Falcon and Fjord, three other Boskalis AHTs will be deployed on the project.
Turbine OEM MHI Vestas was confirmed as the supplier for the Kincardine project in 2019. The project is located approximately 15 km southeast of Aberdeen Bay. The project will use Principle Power’s WindFloat semi-submersible foundations. A single V80-2.0 MW turbine has already been installed at the windfarm.