First Floating Wind Turbine for Kincardine Offshore Windfarm
Contracted by the Spanish construction group Cobra, Bourbon completed the installation of the first wind turbine at Cobra Wind’s Kincardine site, Scotland, off the coast of Aberdeen this summer.
Bourbon Subsea Services’ experience in floating wind turbine installation enabled them to swiftly and efficiently execute the engineering phase of this turnkey project, initiated in May 2018. The delivery of the operational scopes, including towing the floater to Dundee, pre-laying the 4-leg mooring system and installing the fully assembled wind turbine on site, was optimised by taking advantage of the local supply chain.
The project management team worked in close collaboration with the main contractor, Cobra Wind, the designer of the semi-submersible floating foundations, Principle Power, as well as the mooring system provider, Vryhof.
“Delivered on time, this safe and efficient installation strengthens Bourbon’s track record which dates back to 2011. It confirms our leadership position in the floating offshore windfarm installation market. We are delighted to have been selected for this pioneering project and to have deployed our experienced team to support Cobra Wind in reaching a key milestone of the 50MW Kincardine Offshore Windfarm development” says Patrick Belenfant, CEO of Bourbon Subsea Services.