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Turbine installation contract awarded for Moray East offshore windfarm

Thu 02 May 2019 by David Foxwell

Turbine installation contract awarded for Moray East offshore windfarm
Fred Olsen Windcarrier will use one of its Tern-class vessels for the Moray East offshore wind project

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has awarded a contract for transporting and installing 100 V164-9.5MW wind turbines for the Moray East offshore wind project off the east coast of Scotland.

The contract for the 950-MW project was awarded to Fred Olsen Windcarrier. Installation is scheduled to commence at the beginning of 2021.

Fred Olsen Windcarrier will deploy one of its Tern-class vessels for the project, using the Port of Invergordon, which has been selected as the pre-assembly harbour.

Fred Olsen Windcarrier chief operating office Casper Toft said, “We have been working with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind on various offshore wind projects over the last years and in 2018 we installed more than 100 V164 turbines in the North Sea.

“However, the Moray East contract award is the first installation contract for which Fred Olsen Windcarrier has been contracted directly by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.”

The Moray East offshore wind project is 22 km off the coast of Scotland and is the first part of the Moray Firth Zone to be developed. The total windfarm area is 295 km2.

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