Amper's Nervion to make platforms for 50-MW Scottish floating wind project

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June 19 (Renewables Now) - Nervion Industries, part of Spanish engineering group Amper SA (BME:AMP), has joined the 50-MW Kincardine floating wind farm project in Scottish waters with a contract to build five floating platforms.

The company said Tuesday that it signed a EUR-23-million (USD 25.8m) contract with Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia to build and assemble the platforms, carry out electrical works, among other activities.

The construction of the Kincardine wind farm will take place some 15 km southeast of Aberdeen Bay, Scotland. The project developer is Spanish renewable energy infrastructure group Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios SA. This year, its UK offshore division Cobra Wind International Ltd awarded a contract for the assembly and delivery of the wind farm’s five floating foundations to a joint-venture partnership between Navantia and Windar Renovables SL.

The project features a total of six wind turbines. One V80-2.0 MW unit, made by Denmarks’ Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS), is already installed at the site.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind received in April a firm order to supply and install the remaining five turbines. The offshore turbine maker will erect its V164-9.5 MW machines in spring 2020.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.12)

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