Power is now flowing to Norwegian hydro giant Statkraft from the world’s biggest floating wind farm, the 50MW Kincardine, following the long-delayed switch-on of the array off Scotland by a development consortium led by Spain’s Grubo Cobra.

Under a power purchase agreement (PPA) that runs to 2029, the Oslo-headquartered utility will take 100% of output “at a guaranteed minimum price per megawatt” from the project, which is built around six Principle Power WindFloat platforms topped by five 9.5MW Vestas turbines and one 2MW machine, moored in 60-80 metres of water off Aberdeen.