Two Spanish companies are to construct the foundations for the next phase of a floating offshore windfarm off the coast of Scotland.
Cobra Wind International Ltd, a subsidiary of Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, has awarded the Navantia-Windar joint venture a contract to build five floating foundations.
The work will be undertaken at Navantia’s Fene yard in Spain, where a similar foundation for Windfloat Atlantic is being constructed.
The new foundations are to be installed on the Kincardine offshore windfarm, which is situated approximately 15 km southeast of Aberdeen in the UK. The foundations will be fitted with 9.5-MW turbines.
Construction work will start in May 2019 with the plate cutting and forming at Windar’s premises in Avilés. It will continue at Fene with the fabrication of the remaining components and foundation assembly by April 2020.
The Navantia-Windar joint venture has already built floating foundations including five spar-type units for the Hywind project for Equinor in the UK and one for Windfloat Atlantic for Windplus in Portugal.