The 48MW Kincardine Offshore Wind farm has been completed off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and classed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm. ABS announced on Monday that the 48MW Kincardine Offshore Wind farm had been completed and subsequently classed by the Bureau as “the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm”. Located approximately 15-kilometres off the southeast coast of Aberdeenshire, in the north-east of Scotland, in water depths ranging between 60-metres and 80-metres, the Kincardine Offshore Wind farm consists of five 9.5MW turbines as well as a smaller 2MW turbine. The first turbine at the Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm, a 2MW Vestas turbine, was installed all the way back in October of 2018. Now operational, the Kincardine Offshore Wind farm is expected to generate up to 218GWh worth of electricity each year – enough to power the equivalent of approximately 55,000 Scottish households.
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