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.
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.