Boskalis’ double act at Moray West
The work at the 882MW Moray West offshore wind farm continues with the recent delivery of transition pieces (TPs) to the Port of Nigg in the Cromarty Firth. Getting in on the act is Boskalis whose crane vessel Bokalift 2 is transporting and installing XXL monopiles off the north-east coast of Scotland.
The vessel was recently joined by Bokalift 1, for the double act, as both vessels have been deployed for installation work at the Moray West offshore wind farm, developed by OW Ocean Winds, a 50:50 joint venture between ENGIE and EDP Renewables.
The Bokalift 2 has already been operating in Scotland for some time for the transport and installation of XXL monopiles that will serve as foundations for future wind turbines and offshore substations.
The double act will continue over the coming weeks as Bokalift 1 has been mobilized to install the J-Tube cages, transition pieces and topsides for the two offshore substations. Previously, Boskalis also performed seabed surveys, scour protection installation and long-distance heavy transport services for this project.
The J-Tube cages in question, have already been fabricated by Global Energy Group. The J-Tube cages will be integrated with the TPs and protect the cables coming from the wind turbines into the offshore substations, as well as the cables exporting the power to shore.