Siemens Gamesa named preferred supplier for Moray West

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 22/10/2021 Siemens Gamesa
Siemens Gamesa has been named preferred turbine supplier for the 860 MW Moray West offshore wind farm off the Scottish coast. The project is lined up to feature the company's latest offshore wind turbine model which are to be fitted with blades manufactured at its Hull blade factory.

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 project is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) Limited. It is expected to enter the next Contract for Difference (CfD) auction, which the UK government has confirmed with be run in 2022.


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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