Oceaneering International Services Ltd has been awarded a contract by Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited to complete seabed route and debris clearance for the Moray East offshore windfarm in the Moray Firth, Scotland
OISL will provide a full suite of services for the project, including a vessel, route preparation tools, remotely operated vehicle (ROV), survey, and personnel to complete seabed route and debris clearance operations for the windfarm’s export cable routes.
The project, which will be completed early in Q2 this year, is the latest to be secured by OISL for Moray East, with the company’s ROV and tooling divisions already having had success supporting scopes for the development.
The work scope, managed and undertaken by OISL’s Aberdeen-based team, will involve deploying the company’s route preparation plough, RP15, part of Oceaneering’s route and boulder clearance system.
The RP15 plough, which will be used for boulder clearance prior to cable installation, has been deployed on multiple North Sea windfarm projects including Race Bank, Westermost Rough, Hornsea1 and East Anglia1 export routes and Beatrice for array routes, with over 3,000 km of routes successfully cleared to date.
The Moray East windfarm is 22 km off the Caithness coast. It is the second of three windfarms in the area and will consist of 100 wind turbines, providing an overall generating capacity of 950 MW.
Three 86-km export cables from offshore to shore will transfer electricity from the windfarm.