MHI Vestas Offshore Wind confirms a firm order, signed in 2018 with Spanish developer and construction company Cobra Group, part of the ACS Group, to provide five V164-9.5 MW turbines for the Kincardine floating offshore wind project.
The contract, signed with Cobra’s UK offshore division, Cobra Wind International Limited (CWIL), keeps Scotland at the forefront of offshore wind innovation as the project will be the first floating project in the world to feature wind turbines over 9 MW.
“We are exceptionally proud that the world’s largest floating offshore wind park will feature the V164-9.5 MW turbine,” said MHI Vestas Chief Executive Officer, Philippe Kavafyan. “Bringing our technology and experience to Kincardine in Scotland advances our leadership in floating offshore wind and confirms our long-term commitment to commercial scale, floating offshore wind projects in the future.”
As floating offshore wind accelerates toward its full potential, MHI Vestas anticipates substantial learnings from Kincardine, enabling the turbine supplier to better understand installation and commissioning techniques, main component interactions, and power production.
MHI Vestas confirms that the turbines will be installed in spring 2020 and will include a 10-year service and maintenance agreement.