A Danish firm has announced it has scooped the lionshare of a turbine contract for the Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm.
MHI Vestas confirmed the deal had been agreed for five turbines at the site, nine miles off the Aberdeenshire coast.
The company said it had agreed a “firm order” for the five V164-9.5 megawatt (MW) turbines, but would not confirm a contract value.
The deal for the 50MW project was agreed with Spanish developer Cobra group’s UK arm, Cobra Wind International.
MHI Vestas confirmed that installation will begin in 2020 and will include a 10-year service and maintenance agreement.
Philippe Kavafyan, MHI Vestas chief executive officer, said: “We are exceptionally proud that the world’s largest floating offshore wind park will feature the V164-9.5 MW turbine.
“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.”
The project will feature the same turbines used at the Aberdeen Bay offshore wind project, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).
In February, Spanish firm Navantia was named as the company who will be used for construction of the five turbines at the Kincardine site.
The Spanish state-owned firm was named last year as one of the firms in the running for the giant Moray East wind project’s fabrication contract.
However, it was revealed by Energy Voice the firm had reported almost £850 million in losses since 2005, an average of £70 million each year.
Known mainly as a builder of high-tech military and civil ships, Navantia is run under the fiscal control of Spain’s finance ministry.
The state-owned firm has made over £350m government-backed loss since 2015.