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First 9.5 MW Turbine Installed on a Floating Wind Project in Scotland

Aarhus, Denmark - MHI Vestas has now installed the first V164 9.5 MW turbine, the most powerful turbine in use at a floating wind project, at the installation harbour for the Kincardine floating offshore wind farm.

The first V164-9.5 MW turbine was installed on a Principle Power WindFloat platform, the first of 5 such units to be installed at the Kincardine project. This advance in turbine nameplate capacity is a continuation of MHI Vestas’ world-leading floating wind credentials, including the recent installation of WindFloat Atlantic.

Kincardine, being developed by Cobra Group, is set to be the largest floating wind farm in the world by nameplate capacity.

The five units at the project will be installed about 15km off the coast of Kincardineshire, at water depths ranging from 60m to 80m. This first 9.5MW unit is expected to be anchored at the project site in December 2020.

Source: IWR Online, 17 Nov 2020