Boskalis lifts first Moray West offshore substation platform in place
Another heavy-lift milestone has been ticked off at the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind farm with the installation of the first offshore substation platform (OSP). The job has been completed by Boskalis that wrapped up the lift operation at the Port of Nigg and on-site.
The developer Ocean Winds, a 50-50 joint venture, owned by EDP Renewables and Engie, said it is now moving towards the installation of its second Moray West OSP as it continues to install monopiles on-site, while the Scottish weather permits, getting ready to supply more clean energy to Scotland by 2025.
Boskalis has deployed its two crane vessels, Bokalift 1 and Bokalift 2 for the Moray West job. The Bokalift 2 has been carrying out the transport and installation of XXL monopiles that will serve as foundations for future wind turbines and offshore substations.
Bokalift 1 has been mobilized to install the J-Tube cages, transition pieces and topsides for the two offshore substations.