Boskalis recently took on a project involving the transport and installation of five floating wind turbines for the Kincardine floating wind farm off the coast of Aberdeen in Scotland. Decisive factors for the award of the contract are Boskalis’ versatility in the field of offshore transport and installation work and the wide variety of specialized Boskalis equipment with which it is able to fully execute the projects.

For Cobra Wind International Ltd, Boskalis will transport and install five floating wind turbines for the Kincardine offshore wind farm fifteen kilometres off the coast of Aberdeen. This will be Boskalis’ first floating wind farm project. The turbines with a capacity of 9.525 megawatts each will be anchored at a depth of sixty to eighty meters. In September 2020, the heavy anchor handling tug (AHT) BOKA Falcon will start installing the anchors and chains on the seabed. In the meantime, the floating foundations will be transported from Ferrol in Spain to Rotterdam, for which Boskalis will deploy the Fjord as a semi-submersible barge. In Rotterdam, the wind turbines will be mounted on the foundations, after which the floating wind turbines are towed to the wind farm. In addition to the BOKA Falcon and Fjord, three Boskalis AHTs will be deployed on this project.

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