Scotland | 2021-09-07
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Blue Tern has seven more Vestas 9.5 MW units to install at the 100-turbine Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland.
The first wind turbines were installed at the project site some 22 kilometers off Aberdeenshire in January by the installation vessel Bold Tern, which left the site in May to undergo a crane upgrade.
In June, wind turbine installation hit the halfway mark and Moray East exported its first power to the national grid via its new substation south of New Deer in Aberdeenshire.
The following month, and with 64 wind turbines in place, Moray East became the largest offshore wind farm in Scotland in terms of installed capacity, passing the 588 MW Beatrice.
The 950 MW offshore wind farm is scheduled for full commissioning in 2022.
The project is owned by Moray Offshore Windfarm East Ltd (MOWEL), a joint venture company owned by Ocean Winds (56.6 percent), Diamond Green Limited (33.4 percent), and CTG (10 percent).
Scotland | 2020-12-28
The 103rd and final jacket foundation has been installed at the Moray East offshore wind farm site in Scotland. The Seajacks Scylla jack-up vessel installed the first three-legged jacket in July. The wind farm’s three offshore transformer modules (OTMs), together with their three jacket foundations, have been in place since mid-September. DEME’s installation vessel Orion, initially scheduled to be deployed ...Read more
Scotland | 2020-12-22
Seajacks Scylla has installed 93 out of the 100 wind turbine jacket foundations at the Moray East wind farm off the Aberdeenshire coast in Scotland, the project’s latest Notice of Operations shows. The jack-up vessel is transporting the jacket foundations to the project site from Global Energy Group’s site in Nigg. The Seajacks Scylla installed ...Read more
Scotland | 2020-12-02
UK energy regulator Ofgem and the Scottish government have set aside up to nearly GBP 25 million to finance a project that will use offshore wind power to produce green hydrogen energy for heating homes in Fife, Scotland. Being developed by the gas network operator SGN, the H100 Fife project aims to use the electricity ...Read more
Scotland | 2020-11-03
The Scottish Government has increased its offshore wind target from the current 8 GW to 11 GW of capacity to be installed by 2030. The Scots also adopted a plan identifying suitable areas for commercial-scale offshore wind projects, which will inform the first seabed leasing process led by the Crown Estate Scotland. According to the ...Read more