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.