New Jack-Up Arrives at Moray East, 40 Wind Turbines Now In

40 out of the 100 Vestas V164-9.5MW wind turbines have been installed at the 950 MW Moray East wind farm offshore Scotland.

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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier

The 40th turbine was installed at the site some 22 kilometres off the Aberdeenshire coast on 20 May, the project’s latest Notice of Operations shows.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Bold Tern installed the wind farm’s first unit in the second half of January.

The turbine components are being loaded at the Port of Nigg, where Global Energy Group’s facility is serving as the onshore pre-assembly site for the project.

The Moray East wind farm is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm East Ltd (MOWEL), a joint venture company owned by Ocean Winds (56.6 per cent), Diamond Green Limited (33.4 per cent), and CTG (10 per cent).

The project is scheduled to be fully commissioned in 2022.

Change of Jack-Ups at Moray East

As previously reported, Bold Tern will not stay to finish the installation of all of the 100 turbines at the Scottish wind farm.

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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier announced that Bold Tern will be replaced by Blue Tern at the project.

The AIS data shows that Bold Tern is now on her way from Antwerp to Esbjerg.

The AIS data for Blue Tern shows that the vessel is currently en route from the Port of Nigg to the Moray east wind farm.

The project’s vessel specification report states that Blue Tern has been on site from 29 April.

Bold Tern will leave Europe in Summer 2021 to undergo upgrades and then head to the APAC region to fulfill the company’s other contract obligations for the 2022 season while the sister vessel, Brave Tern, completes the Yunlin offshore wind project in a continuous campaign.