Moray East finds it feet

In: Windfarms

The first wind turbine jacket foundation for the
Moray East offshore wind farm has been installed off the coast of Scotland, in the Moray Firth.

Installation is being completed using
Seajacks Scylla, a jack-up vessel that was chartered by DEME Offshore contracted to stand in for its installation vessel Orion. A total of 100 turbine foundations are to be installed at the site. Lamprell and Smulders were commissioned to fabricate the foundations with EEW Special Pipe Constructions and Burntisland Fabrications Ltd  supply foundation pin piles. The first Siemens Offshore Transformer Module (OTM) for the projects has left ENGIE's yard in Hoboken ready for installation. ENGIE Solutions and its partner Smulders are building three offshore substations for the Moray East wind farm, located 22km from the Scottish coast.

The 950 MW
Moray East project is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm East Ltd (MOWEL), a joint venture company owned by Diamond Green Limited (33.4%), EDPR (33.3 %), ENGIE (23.3%) and CTG (10%). It will feature 100 MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines and three offshore substations which are to be installed around 22km from the coast in the Moray Firth, Scotland.

The project secured a Contract for Difference of £57.50/MWh from the UK Government in 2017, and is due to start generating power in 2021. Construction on the project started in Winter 2018, with commencement of the onshore works and the wind farm is expected to be fully operational in 2022.

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