Kincardine News

Floating Wind Project Gains Funding for Pilot

Jan 25, 2022

The U.K.’s Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has granted £10 million for the design and construction of a new floating wind turbine demonstrator off the coast of Scotland.The SENSE PelaStar project will feature SENSEWind’s turbine self-installation system…

Aker Offshore Wind 'Confident' Despite ScotWind Disappointment

Jan 20, 2022

Norway-based offshore wind developer Aker Offshore Wind said Thursday it remained committed to its strategy and to developing its international project portfolio despite the disappointing result in the ScotWind leasing round where the company did not secure any project licenses…

Ex-Vestas Taiwan Director Zahirovic Joins James Fisher Renewables

Jan 10, 2022

James Fisher Renewables, an offshore renewables industry service provider part of James Fisher and Sons, has appointed Maida Zahirovic as APAC regional vice president.With more than 11 years in the wind industry, Zahirovic joins JF Renewables…

ABS Grants AiP for Bassoe Technology's Floating Wind Turbine Foundation

Dec 14, 2021

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Bassoe Technology for its T-Floater floating wind turbine foundation design. The foundation is designed to carry a 10 MW turbine in the harsh conditions of the North Sea…

Offshore Renewable Energy: A Port Puzzle for Floating Offshore Wind

Dec 08, 2021

After being very much on the margins of the offshore wind industry, floating offshore wind now appears to be ready to hit the mainstream. With gigawatt scale developments already on the horizon, what will the infrastructure needed to build and support them look like…

Shipping Firm MOL Teams Up with Flotation Energy to Build Floating Wind Farms in Japan

Dec 03, 2021

Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has partnered up with Scotland-based floating wind specialist Flotation Energy to jointly evaluate offshore wind development opportunities in Japan. The agreement builds on the 2GW portfolio…

Shell Joins Another Irish Floating Wind Project

Nov 18, 2021

Oil major Shell will acquire a 51% share of Simply Blue Group's Western Star venture, which seeks to develop a floating wind farm off the Clare coast in Ireland. The deal follows a similar arrangement earlier this year to jointly develop the…

China's MingYang to Deliver 11MW Wind Turbine for European Floating Wind Project

Oct 29, 2021

Chinese offshore wind turbine maker MingYang has secured an order to supply its 11MW offshore wind turbine for a floating wind project in Europe.The company said Friday the order was related to an offshore floating wind power pilot project in…

World's Largest: Kincardine Floating Wind Farm Fully Operational

Oct 19, 2021

Kincardine floating offshore wind farm, located 15 km off the coast of Aberdeenshire, is now fully operational, Principle Power, a company that designed the 50MW wind farm's semi-submersible foundations, said Tuesday.The project, the world's largest of the type…

World's Largest Floating Wind Farm Goes Online

Sep 22, 2021

The construction of the world’s largest floating wind farm Kincardine, in the UK, is now complete, marking the start of the long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed in 2018 between Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Ltd. (KOWL’s) joint venture and Statkraft…

Harland & Wolff, Navantia, and Windar Target Joint Offshore Wind Work in UK

Sep 15, 2021

InfraStrata, a UK-based company that will soon be renamed Harland & Wolff, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Spanish companies Navantia and Windar to target specific fixed and floating wind projects primarily within the UK…

FPSO Giant SBM Offshore Wins Seabed Rights for UK Floating Wind Project

Jul 27, 2021

SBM Offshore, one of the world's largest FPSO leasing firms in the oil and gas sector, has, via a joint venture, moved a step closer towards securing rights for a floating wind farm project in the Celtic Sea, off the coast of Wales in the UK…

VIDEO: Boskalis Delivers Final Turbine for Kincardine Floating Wind Farm

Jul 15, 2021

Dutch marine and offshore services provider Boskalis said this week it has completed the installation of the fifth and final floating wind turbine at the Kincardine floating wind farm off the UK, currently the world's largest floating wind farm…

UK Floating Wind Farms Could Reach Subsidy-Free Levels in early 2030s, Study Says

Jan 27, 2021

The UK floating offshore wind could reach “subsidy-free” levels by the early 2030s, according to a study completed by the ORE Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE).The study titled: 'The Floating Offshore Wind: Cost…

PHOTO: Boskalis Tows First of Five 9.5MW Turbines for Kincardine Floating Wind Farm

Dec 09, 2020

Dutch marine contractor Boskalis has started towing a giant floating wind turbine to a site offshore Scotland, where it will be installed as part of Grupo Cobra's Kincardine floating wind farm project.'Yesterday, the tow-out of the impressive…

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