Global Energy Starts Fabricating Moray West J-Tube Frames
Global Energy Group’s (GEG) North Fabrication division has started production of the J-tube frames for the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind farm, with the first steel being cut at the Port of Nigg in Scotland.
Once the two J-tube frames are finished, they will be attached to the offshore substation platforms (OSPs).
The frames will be approximately 37 metres in length and eleven metres in diameter and will support the steel tubes that will protect the cables coming into the substations from the wind turbines as well as the cable exporting the power to the shore.
As part of this multi-million-pound contract, the project will also support 50 jobs locally, said GEG.
Developed by Ocean Winds, the 50:50 joint venture between ENGIE and EDP Renewables, the Moray West offshore wind farm will be installed in the outer Moray Firth, located adjacent to the existing 950 MW Moray East Offshore Wind Farm.
At the beginning of last year, the Port of Nigg was also selected as the pre-assembly and installation site for wind turbines for the Moray West offshore wind farm.
The wind farm will be comprised of 60 Siemens Gamesa 14.7 MW wind turbines with an installed capacity of 882 MW which is expected to power up to 640,000 homes in the United Kingdom.
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