The Kincardine Offshore Windfarm, 15 km off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland, is the world’s largest floating wind project.
It establishes Scotland’s leading position in both the development and deployment of offshore windfarms.
Kincardine – once the world’s largest floating wind project
The Kincardine array’s first turbine started generating in 2018 and the project was completed by late summer 2022. The 50MW project consists of 5 Vestas 9.5 MW turbines – the most powerful ever floated – and 1 Vestas 2MW turbine. The Kincardine project uses steel semi-submersible floating foundations designed by Principle Power.
Kincardine is the world’s largest grid connected floating project and will generate enough electricity to power 55,000 homes in Scotland, saving 94,000 tonnes of CO2 compared to fossil-fuelled electricity generation. The project has proved the technological and commercial readiness of floating offshore wind and this pioneering project is well-known globally.
Kincardine puts Scotland on the map as a major player in offshore wind. With its renowned technical capability, harnessed from decades of offshore engineering and project management expertise, Scotland is a country with the capability and exportable skills to successfully deliver large offshore infrastructure ventures. Flotation Energy sits in the centre of this pool of talent, with a global network of supply chain and partners.