Vicinay Marine to provide mooring components for world’s first floating wind park

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Statoil has signed a contract with Vicinay Marine to design, manufacture and deliver mooring components for the world’s first floating offshore wind park: The Hywind pilot park offshore Scotland.

Vicinay Marine will provide the mooring chains and connectors for the Hywind project to be delivered at place in Scotland with in 2016.

The fabrication of the mooring system will take place at Vicinay Marine´s facilities in Sestao and Galdames in Spain.

The 30 MW pilot project will consist of five, 6 MW floating offshore wind turbines operating in waters exceeding 100 m of depth. The Pilot Park objectives are to demonstrate cost efficient and low risk solutions for commercial scale parks. Production start is expected in late 2017.