Dajin Heavy Industry scores Moray West foundation contract

Dajin Heavy Industry has secured a contract for the
Moray West offshore wind farm for the manufacture and supply of XXL monopiles. It follows the signing of capacity reservation agreements in December 2021.

The base scope of work is for the supply of 48 monopiles based on the steel secured from Chinese Steel Mills. The steel cutting for the first monopile production has already started. In addition Dajin developed European Project Management Team that works hand-in-hand with Moray West and Chinese teams. The monopiles each weigh almost 2000 tonnes and  measure 10 metres in  diameter.

Dajin Heavy Industry also revealed that it has acquired and is now developing a new 100h fabrication yard in South of China and is planning a foundation facility in Europe.  After the completion of both facilities, Dajin Heavy Industry expected to achieve an annual production capacity with 2 million tons. The new facilities will focus on the foundation production for next generation turbines: Tripple XL Monopiles (15m dia, 130 metre lengths, 3 500 tonne weights) as well jackets and floating foundations.

"The contract signing with Ocean Winds for Moray West delivery is a great team work achievement – the key milestone in Dajin’s development strategy being largest foundation fabricator for worldwide projects. We are extremely proud that we can contribute into decarbonized and thus better world. With our growing capacities and capabilities, we strive to support unlocking offshore wind potential globally”
said Mr. Jin Xin, Owner and Chairmen of Dajin Heavy Industry. "We also do understand and support local economy benefits arising from offshore wind industry, and accordingly we will continue our efforts to maximize local content for every project we participate." he added.

Moray West has planning consent and a grid connection, and awaits the award of a Contract for Difference (CfD) ,for which it is preparing to compete at the next auction, set by the UK Government, to allow the project to proceed to construction. The project is expected to be fully operational by 2024, with a lifespan of 25 years. It will consist of up to 85 wind turbines, two offshore substation platforms and offshore 65 km export cables. The wind farm is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) Limited, owned by Ocean Winds (95% stake) and Ignitis Grupe (5% stake).

The development of Moray West follows on from the delivery of the adjacent
Moray East offshore wind farm, which features 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. All turbines are in place at the project is expected to be fully operational in 2022.

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