MEMBER NEWS: W3G Marine supports delivery of the world’s largest offshore floating wind farm

October 6, 2021
MEMBER NEWS: W3G Marine supports delivery of the world’s largest offshore floating wind farm

W3G Marine, project manager and developer of innovative offshore installation equipment, is pleased to have supported the owners through development and construction of the world’s largest offshore floating windfarm, Kincardine.

It is located 15 kms off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland, and has an installed capacity of 50MW.

Jaime Altolaguirre, Managing Director of KOWL, the windfarm owner and subsidiary of Spanish construction giant, Cobra Group , commented, “We thank W3G Marine for their support in what has been a very exciting and ground-breaking project. Their expertise, professionalism and commitment have been a key part of the project’s success”.

W3G Marine acted as Owners Engineer and Project Manager since early 2018. Managing Director, Alan West, explained, “We joined the project at the pre-construction phase and are delighted to see it delivered safely and successfully, further demonstrating that large scale floating wind has the potential to form part of the energy mix in the future.”

Formed in 2010, W3G Marine also offer several patented low-cost installation tools to the offshore energy industries.

These include a jacket to pile ‘gripper’ which will be deployed on its first commercial project next year, an underwater noise mitigation system and a turbine installation methodology which can be used to instal any size of turbine onto either a fixed or floating foundation, onshore or offshore and without the need for a large crane, overcoming a key challenge the industry will soon face to further scaling up.

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AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

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Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

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The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

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