Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Blue Tern has seven more Vestas 9.5 MW units to install at the 100-turbine Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland.
The first wind turbines were installed at the project site some 22 kilometres off Aberdeenshire in January by the installation vessel Bold Tern, which left the site in May to undergo a crane upgrade.
In June, wind turbine installation hit the halfway mark and Moray East exported its first power to the national grid via its new substation south of New Deer in Aberdeenshire.
The following month, and with 64 wind turbines in place, Moray East became the largest offshore wind farm in Scotland in terms of installed capacity, passing the 588 MW Beatrice.
The 950 MW offshore wind farm is scheduled for full commissioning in 2022.
The project is owned 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).