MHI Vestas 8MW Wind Turbines to Spin at EOWDC

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been selected as a preferred supplier of wind turbines for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).

Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited (AOWFL), the company behind the project consisting of Vattenfall and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), has nominated MHI Vestas to supply the V164-8.0 MW turbines.

Boskalis has been named the preferred offshore balance of plant (BoP) contractor for the construction and installation (EPCI) of the offshore infrastructure including the foundations and cabling, while engineering and infrastructure specialist Murphy & Sons has been named as preferred bidder to provide the onshore substation and associated cabling work.

AOWF said the appointments keep the scheme on schedule ahead of an investment decision later this year and for operations to start in 2018. Preparatory offshore works started off Aberdeen Bay earlier this year.

Adam Ezzamel, project director for the EOWDC at Vattenfall, said: “Part of this vision for the EOWDC includes installing game-changing suction bucket jacket foundations. The first stage of the procurement process opens up the wider business opportunities that the EOWDC offers with the project partners aiming to maximise project supply chain content in the Aberdeen area, Scotland and the wider UK.”

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