NKT Victoria heads to Moray East

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NKT's cable installation vessel NKT Victoriais ready to start export cable installation at the Moray East offshore wind farm, located in the Outer Moray Firth.
NKT Victoria
will be laying the subsea power cables; three export cables between the Moray East offshore wind farm site and the cable landfall via three separate drilled Horizontal Directional Drilling ducts near Boyndie Bay. The Havila Phoenix will be undertaking operations to bury these three subsea power cables below the seabed, via remotely operated trenching vehicles.

Cable laying is expected to be complete by early October 2020 with trenching continuing into early November. A separate campaign to install remedial protection over the cables on any remaining unburied/unprotected sections will follow at a later date.

NKT confirmed the contract to design, manufacture and install the 175 km 220 kV AC offshore export cables in 2018.The order represents a contract value for NKT of approx. EUR 150m.

Foundation installation is also ongoing at the project site. To date installation vessel Seajacks Scylla has installed 12 jacket foundations for the offshore wind turbines have been installed as well as the jacket for the first offshore substation.

Construction work for Moray East Offshore Wind Farm commenced on the 18th May 2019. The project is due to start generating power in 2021 with full operations in 2022. 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 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%). Consent for construction of the wind farm was granted in 2016 and the project won a contract for difference in 2017 for £57.50 per MWh.

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