Moray Offshore Windfarm yesterday welcomed the arrival of OHT’s heavy transport vessel ‘Hawk’ at Global Energy’s facility at the Port of Nigg.
The vessel arrived with nine wind turbine and one offshore substation platform substructures or ‘jackets’, each standing 75m – 80m high.
The jackets will be offloaded at Nigg, where they will undergo the final preparations before they are loaded onto the jack-up vessel Seajacks Scylla which will undertake their installation at sea, more than 25km from shore in the Moray Firth.
Moray East has appointed a consortium of DEME and Smulders for designing, manufacturing and installing the jackets; in turn Global Energy has been subcontracted to provide facilities at the Port of Nigg to support the installation works, and Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has been subcontracted for shipping vessel provision.
UK- based Seajacks Ltd has been subcontracted for installation vessel provision.