Moray West OWF supply chain finalised
The full supply chain for the Moray West Offshore wind farm has been finalised with the deal signed between the project and Global Energy Group, the owner and operator of the Port of Nigg.
Under the contract, two J-tube frames that will be attached to the two foundations holding the offshore substation platforms will be fabricated at the Port of Nigg. The units come in at 37 meters in length and eleven metres in diameter.
The contract reflects the positive long-term relationship between OW Ocean Winds and GEG following contracts for Moray East offshore wind farm around marshalling and pre-assembly of the foundations and wind turbine components.
Moray West has previously announced that the Port of Nigg will be used by Siemens Gamesa for marshalling and pre-assembly of the wind turbines in 2024. Ocean Winds, dedicated to offshore wind energy and created as a 50-50 joint venture by EDP Renewables and ENGIE, is developing the Moray West project.
Adam Morrison, Country Manager for UK for Ocean Winds, said, “I am delighted that we are strengthening our ties with the Cromarty Firth, which handled the large components of Moray East and are confirmed as marshalling the Moray West wind turbines. The newly revealed scale of the project pipeline in the UK will require additional port capacity and the Green Freeport model has the potential to attract new and increased manufacturing and fabrication capability to the Firth.”
Leading a Green Freeport bid, Opportunity Cromarty Firth – of which Global Energy Group is a steering group partner – is well placed to build on the earlier track record with the offshore energy and wind sectors. A Green Freeport centred on the Cromarty Firth can ensure the success of the region around the many opportunities that will emerge from the confirmed pipeline of major east coast offshore wind projects.