Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd has welcomed the arrival of nine wind turbine and one offshore substation jackets at Global Energy’s facility at Port of Nigg. The jackets arrived on OHT’s heavy transport vessel Hawk
The jackets will be offloaded at Nigg, where they will undergo the final preparations before they are loaded onto the jack-up installation vessel Seajacks Scylla, which will undertake their installation, more than 25 km offshore in the Moray Firth.
Moray East appointed a consortium of DEME and Smulders to design, manufacture and install the jackets. Global Energy has been subcontracted to provide facilities at the Port of Nigg to support the installation work, and OHT was subcontracted to provide the shipping vessel.
The Port of Nigg and the Port of Cromarty Firth are providing the onshore facilities from which the offshore installation work will be undertaken.
A total of 103 jackets are being installed in the Moray Firth to provide foundations for 100 offshore wind turbines and three offshore substation platforms.
To get the electricity to customers onshore, three subsea cables will be laid which will connect the three offshore substations with underground onshore cables at Inverboyndie, and on to the new substation currently under construction south of New Deer.
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