Unexploded ordnance at Moray East

Following survey works at the
Moray East offshore wind farm, a number of Unexploded ordnance (UXO) devices have been identified. Recommended safety clearance zones have been published.

The survey was carried out using Kamara vessel which commenced UXO inspections on 20 January 2019. The Kamara will deploy a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) which will operate within 0-5m from the seabed, inspecting potential UXO targets.

Located 22km off the coast in Moray Firth, Scotland, the
Moray East wind farm will feature 100 V164-9.5 MW turbines and is currently owned by EDPR (43.3%), Diamond Green Limited which is partly owned by DGE (33.4%) and ENGIE (23.3%).

The project secured a contract for difference in 2017 which set the price of power generated at £57.50 per MWh. Offshore construction is due to start in July 2019 with full commissioning anticipated in 2021.
4C reported that Centrica plc has entered into a long-term contract with Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd to trade and balance 76.7 pct. of the electricity generated from the wind farm project.

Centrica’s Energy Marketing and Trading division has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that covers all Balance Responsible Party (BRP) services and the trading of the power generated in the UK day-ahead market. The PPA contract is for a 15-year period starting from commercial operation which is scheduled for 2022.

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