Bureau Veritas to undertake project certification for Moray West

By: Tom Russell

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02/06/2021 Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas has been selected to undertake project certification for the
Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. Bureau Veritas will be providing independent verification and will deliver full project certification including design review, manufacturing surveillance, transport and installation surveillance, and commissioning surveillance.

The project aims to be fully operational by 2024, with a lifespan of 25 years. Under the plan, up to 85 wind turbines are being built, as well as two offshore substation platforms and offshore export cable circuits.

Moray West offshore windfarm has a grid connection capacity of 860 MW. Export cables running a total of 65 km in length will transport the windfarm’s generated power beneath the seabed to a landfall location east of Sandend Bay on the Aberdeenshire Coast.

The project is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) Limited. It is expected to enter the next Contract for Difference (CfD) auction, which the UK government has confirmed with be run in 2021.

The development of Moray West follows on from the delivery of the adjacent
Moray East offshore wind farm, which will feature 100 MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines and three offshore substations. The 950 MW project is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm East Ltd and secured a Contract for Difference of £57.50/MWh from the UK government in 2017 and is due to start generating power in 2021.  

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4C Offshore | Tom Russell