Seacat Weatherly Deployed for O&M Support at Moray East Offshore Wind Farm

The catamaran Seacat Weatherly, owned by the UK-based offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services, has been deployed at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm under a long-term charter Seacat signed with Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited.

The vessel, which began its assignments earlier this quarter, is supporting operations and maintenance (O&M) activities for the 950 MW wind farm by providing high speed crew and cargo transfer.

Seacat Weatherly, the first Chartwell 24 catamaran to enter operational service in 2020, can accommodate 24 passengers and a total of 11 tonnes of cargo at a service speed of 26 knots, and incorporates unique shock absorbing and noise reduction features to ensure technicians arrive on-site comfortable and prepared for work, according to Seacat Services.

The company added the vessel to its fleet in July 2020 and deployed it on its first project immediately after delivery by the Diverse Marine shipyard in Cowes.

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The construction of the 100-turbine Moray East offshore wind farm, the biggest wind farm in Scotland, was completed this Fall and the project is scheduled to officially enter operation in 2022.

Moray East 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).

Photo: Seacat Weatherly; Photo source: Seacat Services