Underwater investigations on the site of the 860MW Moray West offshore wind farm have been completed, bringing the project a step closer to the construction phase.
Results from the geotechnical survey will enable detailed design work to be carried out on the wind turbine and offshore substation foundations.
Following a check for any unexploded ordnance in the area, specialist marine survey company Fugro GB Marine Limited was able to complete the geotechnical survey work with the survey vessel Normand Flower.
The survey also drilled cone penetration boreholes at all the foundation locations for the offshore wind farm. The new data will be combined with survey results from 2019 to finalise design of the foundations for each turbine location, as well as the two offshore substations.
Moray West project director Adam Morrison said: “The decision to invest in this extensive survey campaign demonstrates the commitment of the sponsors to progress the project. The survey data is a key part of the design process that will ensure we are ready and able to deliver this significant scale offshore wind project in Scottish waters in line with our programme, and make an important contribution towards net zero.”