OHT completes Moray East delivery

PRESS RELEASE – Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has completed the jacket transportation for the Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland. The MV Hawk has discharged the final jacket foundation this week. 

OHT’s heavy transportation vessel carried her second load of ten jackets from Lamprell’s fabrication site in Hamriyah, UAE, arriving at the Port of Nigg in the Cromarty Firth on November 12th.

This marks the completion of OHT’s eight-month transportation campaign which also utilised their vessels MV Osprey and MV Albatross. The company transported a total of 48 three-legged jacket foundations averaging more than 1,000 tonnes and up to 80 metres in height.

OHT was contracted by Deme Offshore, the project’s balance of plant EPCI contractor, in September 2019.

“The jacket foundations are amongst the largest in deployment for offshore wind turbines. We are immensely proud to have played a key role in delivering such a critical component for this remarkable offshore wind project”, said OHT’s project manager Egil Ismar.

Once complete, Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd (known as ‘Moray East’) will consist of 100 V164 – 9.5MW turbines and will generate sufficient electricity to save 1.4 million tonnes CO₂ equivalent annually. Power will be generated at the lowest cost of any new renewable generation.

Dogger Bank

Following the completion of the project, OHT immediately begins a new large offshore wind project. The company this week received the go-ahead for the foundation installation at Dogger Bank A and B, which upon delivery will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world.

The project will be the first foundation installation project for OHT’s Ulstein Designed custom-built vessel Alfa Lift, due for delivery late 2021.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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