First Moray West TPs reach Port of Nigg

First Moray West TPs reach Port of Nigg

Photo: Ocean Winds

The 882MW Moray West offshore wind farm has reached a major milestone with the arrival of Transition Pieces (TPs) to the Port of Nigg in the Cromarty Firth. Ocean Winds, the 50:50 joint venture between ENGIE and EDP Renewables, is developing the Moray West project.

In total, 62 TPs will be delivered to Nigg on a rolling programme of delivery and installation, with Global Energy Group (GEG) providing preassembly support services including craneage, logistics, mounting ancillary equipment, and inspection & repair support.

The first delivery to Nigg included two TPs for the offshore substations, allowing progress on the export electrical infrastructure to be made. As part of this critical infrastructure, GEG’s fabrication division completed the fabrication of two J-Tube cages, which 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.

The delivery was completed by the heavy load carrier Sun Rise. It kickstarts the upcoming campaign to install all 62 TPs onto the monopile foundations, which are currently being marshalled and installed from the Port of Cromarty Firth. Following the installation of the monopile foundations and TP’s, the Siemens Gamesa 14.7MW turbines will be positioned onto each of the turbine bases.

“We are delighted to welcome the Transition Pieces for the Moray West project to our Port of Nigg facility. We are now in the process of offloading these impressive structures, supported by our onsite logistics and vessel support teams. We look forward to working closely with the Moray West team in the successful execution of the storage, marshalling and loadout of the TPs before their onward journey to the field,” Charlie Morrison, Operations Director at GEG and Port of Nigg said.

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Author: Adnan Bajic

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