Wind Energy – Installation Moray West
OW Ocean Winds UK announced that the offshore installation campaign has begun in Moray West, with the first XXL monopiles heading offshore!
With the support of Boskalis, and its heavy lift installation vessel, Bokalift2, which has arrived in Invergordon port, OW Ocean Winds has loaded the first batch of three monopiles for the two offshore substations, the first of which is loaded and ready to be transported by barge from the Tyne to the Cromarty Firth.
26 monopiles have already been marshalled at Invergordon before the installation vessel arrived, and offshore installation will continue as further loads of monopiles are delivered to Invergordon.
Pete Geddes, our Moray West Project Director said: “I am proud that the collective efforts of the Moray West team, working closely and safely with our suppliers are now installing major offshore components. This is a great milestone on our construction journey and highlights the key role of the ports in Cromarty Firth in enabling our project. The foundations team are busy coordinating inbound batches of monopiles and transition pieces as well as the start of installation, ensuring project programme remains on track for the installation of the offshore substations and completing the transmission infrastructure.”