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Reported by ASCO Group on 31 October 2018

ASCO Marine supports Kincardine Offshore Wind Project

Power has started arriving on the coast of Scotland from what will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm. The ASCO team supported this project by providing marine coordination from their marine control facility at Steadfast House in Aberdeen.

(Courtesy of ASCO Group Limited)

Craig Revie, Marine Services Manager at ASCO commented: "We are delighted to have been involved in this innovative project and able to support Cobra using our existing infrastructure and experienced team of mariners.

"By transferring the skills and experience gained over many years in the oil and gas industry to the renewables sector, we enabled Cobra Wind to implement a reliable marine coordination service for its Kincardine Offshore Wind Project in very short timescales, resulting in a safe and successful project execution."

Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Ltd (KOWL), which is majority owned by Spanish construction company Cobra, has confirmed that the first turbine started generating power off the coast of Kincardineshire on September 26.

Assembled in Dundee before being moved and anchored in place, it is a watershed moment for the six turbine 50MW test and demonstration project. The remaining five turbines will be installed over the next two years.

Jaime Altolaguirre, Managing Director of KOWL said: “Achieving first power from the Kincardine floating wind farm is an incredibly important milestone for KOWL. This world leading project secures Scotland’s position at the forefront of the global renewables industry.

“The lessons learnt from the project will allow us to create the next generation of floating projects globally, in deeper waters and further from shore.”

With first power achieved, KOWL has also completed the installation of a 17km cable to the mainland that will carry the electricity generated at the site.

References

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ASCO Group Limited. Press release - ASCO Marine supports Kincardine Offshore Wind Project. URL: http://www.ascoworld.com/media-and-investors/press-room/news-articles/asco-marin.... [Date Accessed: 31/10/2018].

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