The 950MW Moray East wind farm has entered the offshore construction phase with the start of piling operations on May 19.
Moray East will comprise 100 MHI Vestas 9.5MW wind turbines mounted on jacket foundations.
The piling operations are expected to take place over a period of approximately eleven months.
The pile foundations will be installed by the new heavy lift vessel Apollo by the use of a pile installation template where three pin piles are stabbed into the seabed through the piling temple then driven to target depth in readiness for the jacket installation.
DEME Offshore is the EPCI contractor for the wind farm’s turbine foundations and three offshore substation foundations and is in charge of the transport and installation of the OSS topsides.