MHI Vestas Offshore Wind today confirmed it has received a firm order for the 50-MW Kincardine floating wind project in Scottish waters.
The joint venture between Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (TYO:7011) will supply five of its V164-9.5 MW turbines, which means that Kincardine will be the first floating project in the world to use turbines of over 9 MW.
The order came from Cobra Wind International Limited (CWIL), the UK offshore division of Spanish builder Cobra Group, which in turn is part of the ACS Group. The deal was first signed in 2018.
The Kincardine wind farm will be built some 15 km southeast of Aberdeen Bay, where one V80-2.0 MW turbine has already been installed. The remaining five 9.5-MW machines will be erected in the spring of 2020.
In its statement, MHI Vestas said it is also preparing to install the Windfloat Atlantic floating wind project in Portuguese waters. This project is being developed by WindPlus and will use three V164-8.4 MW turbines.