Seaway 7 signs Letter of Award for Moray West

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 08/08/2022 Seaway 7

Seaway 7 announced that it has signed a Letter of Award with Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) Limited, to commence early works on the Engineering, Procurement, Installation and Commissioning (EPIC) of inter-array grid cables for the
Moray West offshore wind farm.   

Seaway 7’s scope is under final negotiation and may include the supply and installation of approximately 125 km of 66 kV subsea power cables and respective cable protection systems.  The company will utilise vessels from its cable lay fleet which will commence work on the project in 2024.  Execution of the scope will be led from Seaway 7’s Aberdeen office. 

Last month (7 July 2022) the Moray West offshore wind farm reached a major project milestone having been offered a Contract for Difference (CfD) as part of the UK Government’s latest CfD Allocation Round. The project, which is being developed by Ocean Winds, a 50:50 joint venture between EDP Renewables and ENGIE, was awarded a 15 year CfD for the delivery of 294 MW wind generation at 37.35£/MWh (in 2012 prices).
The development is located on the East coast of Scotland in the Moray firth, approximately 22.5 km from the Caithness coastline. It will be comprised of 60 wind turbine generators with an installed capacity of 882MW. 

Following the CfD award, the wind farm is expected to make a final investment decision and reach financial close in the coming months while ramping up construction activity to meet planned first power in 2024.

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