Contract awarded for Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland

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A contract worth over USD 200 million has been signed for the Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland.

The contract was signed by UAE-based offshore construction and manufacturing company Lamprell with Ocean Winds. The latter is a 50/50 joint venture between EDP Renewables and ENGIE. However, the agreement was initially reached in March.

The capacity in Lamprell’s Hamriyah yard for the work was assured by the reserve agreement made with the developers.

Moray West offshore wind farm project scope

The basic scope of work is for the supply of 62 transition pieces. These include 60 transition pieces for wind turbines and two transition pieces for each of the two offshore substations. This also includes their shipment to a UK marshaling harbor.

Lamprell chose Pemamek in April to supply welding production automation systems for the production of transition parts and monopiles. Additionally, the order included a number of distinct applications for the fabrication processes of the company to create cylindrical and conical offshore renewable devices.

The Moray West offshore wind farm’s XXL monopile foundations will come from Dajin Heavy Industry in China. Furthermore, the two offshore substation platforms will come from Siemens Energy and Iemants.

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Location of the wind farm

About 22.5 kilometers from the Caithness coastline, in the Moray Firth, is where you’ll find the Moray West offshore wind farm. 60 Siemens Gamesa 14.7 MW wind turbine generators with an installed capacity of 882 MW will make up the development.

A corporate power purchase agreement and a Contract for Difference (CfD) with the government have been obtained by Moray West. These things work together to speed up the completion of all commercial and contractual agreements.

Furthermore, they will help to increase construction activity through 2022 and 2023. Thus, with a planned operational life of more than 25 years, the project aims to be completely operational in early 2025.