Turbine OEM MHI Vestas has confirmed it will supply five V164-9.5 MW turbines for the Kincardine floating offshore windfarm in Scotland. The deal was originally signed in 2018 with Spanish developer and construction company Cobra Group, part of the ACS Group. The contract was signed with Cobra’s UK offshore division, Cobra Wind International Limited. The deal means the Kincardine windfarm will be the first floating project in the world to feature wind turbines over 9 MW. MHI Vestas chief executive Philippe Kavafyan said, “Bringing our technology and experience to Kincardine in Scotland confirms our long-term commitment to commercial-scale, floating offshore wind projects.” 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.
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