Oceaneering to Work on Moray East Offshore Wind Project

Oceaneering International Services Ltd (OISL) has secured a contract to complete seabed route and debris clearance at the Moray East offshore wind project in Scotland.

OISL said it will provide a full suite of services, including vessel, route preparation tools, remotely operated vehicle (ROV), survey, and personnel to complete the operations for the wind farm’s export cable routes.

The work scope, carried out by OISL’s Aberdeen-based team, will involve the deployment of the company’s Route Preparation Plough RP15.

The project is planned to be completed early in the second quarter of the year.

“We are very proud to have been awarded this work from MOWEL for the Moray East development, thereby increasing our presence on this project and adding to the local content aspirations of the developer,” said Allan Ralston, Oceaneering’s Director of Renewable and Subsea Projects.

“Our tried, tested, and proven Route Preparation Plough has an established record of successfully supporting several U.K. wind farm projects to date and will provide our client with the most robust and cost-effective technical solution for route preparation in advance of export cable installation.”

Moray East will comprise 100 MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbines located 22km from the coast in the Outer Moray Firth zone.

The 950MW offshore wind farm is expected to be fully operational in 2022.