Moray East Closes In On Top Spot Offshore Scotland

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

The current installed capacity at Moray East stands at 570 MW, and the wind farm is two turbines away from taking the top spot in Scotland in terms of the installed capacity from the 588 MW Beatrice offshore wind farm.

The wind turbine installation is being carried out by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Blue Tern which recently replaced Bold Tern on the project.

The first turbines were installed by Bold Tern some 22 kilometres off the Aberdeenshire coast during the second half of January.

The wind farm exported its first power to the national grid via its new substation south of New Deer in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on Saturday, 5 June.

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The 950 MW 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 full commissioning is scheduled for 2022.

Photo: Fred. Olsen Windcarrier