The final push for the world’s largest floating wind farm off Aberdeen is underway, with a giant foundation making the first leg of its journey.
Boskalis said transportation of the third giant foundation from Spain to the Netherlands last week, later destined for Aberdeen, begins a phase which will see the six-turbine Kincardine Offshore Windfarm “take shape in the coming months”.
The Dutch firm used the “Fjord” semi-submersible barge, capable of carrying up to 25,000 tonnes, for the journey, accompanied by the Seraya anchor handling vessel
Kincardine’s floating foundations are being transported from Ferrol in Spain to Rotterdam, where the wind turbines will be mounted before they’re towed to the development.
Meanwhile, off the coast of Aberdeen, preparations for the hook-up activities for the remaining three turbines still to be installed “are in full swing” for the floating wind farm.
Boskalis said its Manta and Nicobar vessels will sail out next month for installation work.
“We wish the vessel crews and project team good luck with these operations!”, the Dutch marine services company said on social media.
The planned 50 megawatt (MW) development off the coast of Aberdeen will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm upon completion.
One 2MW turbine had already been installed in 2018 off the city’s coast.