Boskalis tows out first floating turbine for Kincardine

Boskalis’ anchor handler Manta is currently towing the first floating wind turbine of the Kincardine floating wind farm off the coast of Aberdeen. It will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm.

The turbine has a tip height of 180 metres. In the field, the turbine will be hooked up to the already installed mooring spread by Boskalis’ hook-up construction vessel Nicobar in a water depth of approximately seventy metres. During the installation activities, the Nicobar will be supported by the company’s anchor handlers Manta and Princess for station-keeping.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.