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9.5 MW turbines selected for Moray East offshore windfarm

Mon 30 Oct 2017 by David Foxwell

9.5 MW turbines selected for Moray East offshore windfarm
MHI Vestas is to supply and install V164-9.5MW turbines for the Moray East project

Moray Offshore Windfarm East has selected MHI Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for the 950 MW Moray East offshore windfarm in the Outer Moray Firth.

The contract awarded to MHI Vestas includes the supply and installation of 100 V164-9.5MW offshore wind turbines. 

Moray Offshore Windfarm East is a joint venture company owned by EDP Renewables (77%) and Engie (23%). The project was recently awarded a £57.50/MWhr (US$75.47) contract for difference by the UK government. 

Moray East project director Oscar Diaz said “Co-operation with MHI Vestas to combine the latest turbine technology with advances in engineering and project deployment has enabled the achievement of major reductions in the cost of offshore wind. Moray East will produce power at £57.50/MWh – less than half the cost of similar projects being installed today.”

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