Sarens PSG to Handle Moray West XXL Monopiles
Moray West has selected Sarens PSG, a joint venture between Sarens and PSG Marine & Logistics, to undertake the marshalling work at Invergordon of all 62 monopiles prior to installation as part of the Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland.
Established in the summer of 2022, the joint venture will use its fleet of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) for the offloading and marshalling for storage and load out of the up to 2,000-tonne monopiles.
The monopiles will start to arrive in Invergordon in the second quarter of 2023 with installation complete approximately one year later.
The agreement to use Sarens PSG will support the growth plans in Scotland of the new heavy lift and transport logistics joint venture, based out of the Invergordon Service Base, said Ocean Winds, the developer of the Moray West offshore wind project.
“The combination of strategically located deep-water heavy lift quaysides and vast adjacent laydown combined with Sarens PSG’s heavy lift & transport experience, engineering capacities, and market leading equipment provision, makes Invergordon and Sarens PSG the ideal and compelling choice for this project and for the delivery of large-scale storage and marshalling of both fixed and floating offshore wind projects”, said Steve Clark, Managing Director at Sarens PSG.
PSG Marine & Logistics worked on Moray West’s sister project, Moray East offshore wind farm. The company was in charge of handling 159 pin piles and providing heavy lift crawler cranes, SPMTs and all associated heavy lift and transport personnel under a contract with DEME Offshore.
“From the successful working with PSG on the Moray East project we are delighted that the capabilities of the Sarens PSG joint venture have enhanced the offering to meet the needs of Moray West. Handling the XXL monopiles will be a first…The ambitious delivery programme will mean that from this summer we’ll start working with Sarens PSG to offload and marshall the monopiles”, said Pete Geddes, EPC Director for Ocean Winds in the UK with responsibility for Moray West.
The 882 MW Moray West offshore wind farm is located in the outer Moray Firth off Inverness. The project will consist of 60 wind turbines, each with a generating capacity of 14.7 MW.
Once fully operational, the Scottish wind farm is expected to meet the power requirements of about 650,000 households in Scotland for the next 25 years and thereby contribute to the county’s targets of achieving net zero emissions by 2045.
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