Acteon Awarded Contract for Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm


Acteon has been awarded O&M work comprising integrated structural health and motion monitoring, as well as a structural response digital twin, for the 50 MW Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm, located 15 kilometers off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland. 

The scope of work covers the wind farm’s floating turbines, which started this spring for Grupo Cobra.

Pulse, Acteon’s brand specializing in structural monitoring, is spearheading the design, supply and installation of structural health and motion monitoring systems for the five V164-9.5 MW turbines, mounted on Principle Power WindFloat platforms. 

The system is set to include six-degree-of-freedom motion monitoring and position and heading sensors on the platforms, additional load strain gauges and data-connectivity infrastructure.

In parallel, 2H, the company’s engineering brand, is developing and implementing a structural response digital twin based on machine-learning techniques. 

“Providing an integrated monitoring and digital twin solution is vital,” says Tim Eyles, vice president of Acteon. “Our technologies are specifically selected for dynamic floating wind assets. Our extensive long-term experience of structural monitoring and design of dynamic offshore assets will inform the digital twin response modeling and assessment of the floating turbines.”

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