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.
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 turbines operating in waters exceeding 100 meters of depth. Production start is expected in late 2017.
“This project is a major milestone in Vicinay Marine’s strategy to grow up its product portfolio and presence in offshore new energies market,” the company said in a press release.