Wind energy – floating wind
The world’s largest floating windfarm is now fully commissioned and delivering green electricity to Scotland’s grid.
The 50 MW Kincardine Offshore Windfarm is located 15 km off the coast of Aberdeenshire, in water depths ranging from 60 m to 80 m.
The project consists of five Vestas V164-9.5 MW and one V80-2 MW turbine, each installed on WindFloat semi-submersible platforms designed by Principle Power.
Kincardine will generate over 200 GWh of green electricity a year, enough renewable electricity to power more than 50.000 Scottish households. The Kincardine project was started back in 2014 by Allan MacAskill and Lord Nicol Stephen, now both directors of Flotation Energy plc. In 2016 Cobra Group became the main investor in Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Ltd. (KOWL).