Madrid (Spain), 28 January 2019 – The engineering and technology group SENER will be involved in a large floating offshore wind farm that COBRA is building 15 km offshore from the Scottish coast of Aberdeen.
SENER’s work will range from supervising the manufacture of the floating platforms to analyzing the technical feasibility of assembling the wind turbines, as well as providing technical assistance in monitoring the plant.
SENER’s Renewables Director, Miguel Domingo, stated that “the purpose of this collaboration between COBRA and SENER is to liaise in reducing costs for future floating wind farms, as we consider this option to be the most appropriate for any location with adequate wind and where depth impedes a conventional foundation”.
With a 50 MW rated capacity and fitted with a 2 MW turbine and five other 9.525 MW turbines, the project is expected to be operational by 2020, making it the largest floating offshore wind farm in the world.
SENER is a private engineering and technology business group founded in 1956. Its aim is to offer its clients the most advanced technological solutions and to achieve international recognition based on its independence and commitment to innovation and quality. SENER has more than 2,500 professionals across its centres in Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, Canada, Colombia, Chile, China, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, the United States, Morocco, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom and South Africa. The group’s operating revenue exceeded 766 million Euros (2017 data).
SENER brings together its own Aerospace and Engineering and Construction activities with industrial holdings in companies working in the field of Energy & Environment. In Aerospace, SENER has more than 50 years of experience and it is a first-rate international supplier in Space, Defense and Aeronautics. In Engineering and Construction, SENER has become a leading company worldwide in the Infrastructure and Transport; Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas; and Marine sectors.
The COBRA Group is the primary EPC developer and contractor for the ACS Group’s industrial area, with over 70 years of experience in all fields related to infrastructure engineering, installation and industrial maintenance. The COBRA Group employs over 35,000 people in more than 60 countries and offers a wide range of value added services from over 600 branches for all types of clients, from individuals to large companies.
The COBRA Group has a wealth of experience in the promotion, development, construction, operation and maintenance of renewable and conventional power plants as well as desalination and water treatment plants. It also offers a wide range of Oil&Gas services, including storage, regasification, treatment, transportation and distribution of natural gas, as well as storage and refining projects, petrochemicals and fertilizers.