Cadeler to transport and install Moray West turbines

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 23/06/2022 Cadeler A/S
Cadeler A/S, has signed a firm contract with Siemens Gamesa to provide the transportation and installation of wind turbines at the Moray West offshore wind farm. It follows news today (23 June 2022) that Siemens Gamesa has been awarded the firm order for the delivery of 60 units of its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine at the Scottish project.

The project will be executed by Cadeler’s windfarm installation vessel (WIV), Wind Orca. The installation is set to start in the beginning of 2024, just after the vessel has undergone a large crane upgrade. The new main crane will have a lifting capacity of 1,600 metric tons at a radius of 40 metres and a hook height of 160 metres above the main deck.

The Port of Nigg in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland, has been selected as the place from where the turbines will be pre-assembled and shipped.  

“This is a very exciting project for Cadeler where our experienced team and industry leading assets will support Siemens Gamesa to install this landmark project on time and budget. We are therefore happy to partner up with Siemens Gamesa once again and execute the installation of these impressive turbines,” said Mikkel Gleerup, CEO of Cadeler.

“Our companies have worked closely together for many years. We are confident that Cadeler will deliver the advanced technology and the know-how needed to safely and successfully install our SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines at Moray West,” said Bjoern de Sousa, Head of Offshore Execution at Siemens Gamesa.

The Moray West offshore wind farm will be located in the outer Moray Firth, 22km off the coast of Scotland.  The project is expected to be fully operational by 2024, with a lifespan of 25 years.

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