Turbine Moved for Repair

By Jane Cruickshank / July 8, 2022

A MAJOR repair has forced the removal of one the floating offshore turbines from the Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm.

Eagle-eyed local Mike O’Hagan spotted the missing structure earlier this week and contacted The Bellman.

It appears one of the Vestas turbines has suffered component failure so, along with its floating foundation has been towed to an undisclosed location for repair.

The 50MW Kincardine Offshore Windfarm has been operational since October 2021 and comprises five 9.5-MW Vestas V164 turbines and one 2-MW V80 turbine. Now owned by the Spanish Cobra Group, it is currently the world’s largest floating wind farm – though a project offshore Norway will claim that title once complete. With 11 turbines, Hywind Tampen will have a system capacity of 88 MW.

Claire - July 10, 2022

It’s currently under tow by a tug called Boulder bound for Rotterdam, according to AIS data. Which makes sense as this is where it was assembled. The reported arrival date is 19th as its only doing just over 2mph!

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