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Sarens PSG scores marshalling contract for Moray West

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 26/01/2023 Sarens PSG

Sarens PSG, a joint venture between Sarens and PSG Marine & Logistics, has been selected by
Moray West to undertake the marshalling of all 62 monopiles prior to installation.  

It follows
news yesterday (25 January 2023) that Invergordon port in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland, has been selected as the location for marshalling of all monopiles prior to installation as part of the Moray West offshore wind farm.  

The monopiles will be the largest and heaviest XXL monopiles ever handled in the UK with weights close to 2,000 tons. Offloading and marshalling for storage and load out of the monopiles will be undertaken by Sarens PSG using its fleet of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs). The monopiles will start to arrive in Invergordon in mid 2023 with installation complete approximately one year later.

EPC Director for Ocean Winds in the UK with responsibility for Moray West, Pete Geddes said: “From the successful working with PSG on the Moray East project we are delighted that the capabilities of the Sarens PSG joint venture have enhanced the offering to meet the needs of Moray West. Handling the XXL monopiles will be a first.  The track record of Sarens and PSG, together with their large fleet of SPMTs, provided key confidence to make this selection. The ambitious delivery programme will mean that from this summer we’ll start working with Sarens PSG to offload and marshall the monopiles.

"We hope that this demonstration of confidence in Sarens PSG supports their investment plans to prepare for the wave of ScotWind sites that are in the development pipeline. This includes the Ocean Winds ‘Caledonia’ project that should be in construction well before the end of the decade.”

Steve Clark, Managing Director at Sarens PSG, confirming the award today commented: "The combination of strategically located deep-water heavy lift quaysides and vast adjacent laydown combined with Sarens PSG’s heavy lift & transport experience, engineering capacities, and market leading equipment provision, makes Invergordon and Sarens PSG the ideal and compelling choice for this project and for the delivery of large-scale storage and marshalling of both fixed and floating offshore wind projects.

"We are delighted to be supporting the Moray West Project team as they move into the offshore construction phase. Securing this major project allows Sarens PSG to showcase our capabilities and innovative solutions to Ocean Winds and indeed the larger market at this critical time in the energy transition, and we look forward to welcoming the foundation structures to the  Invergordon Facility in the coming months.”

The 882 MW Moray West offshore wind farm is being developed by Ocean Winds, a joint venture between EDP Renewables and ENGIE.  A small minority stake is held by UAB Ignitis Renewables. It is located on the East coast of Scotland in the Moray Firth, approximately 22.5 km from the Caithness coastline and covers an area of covers 225 km2. It will be comprised of 60 wind turbine generators and is expected to produce first power in 2024.

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