Clarksons Port Services Joins Moray West Team

Ocean Winds (OW), a joint venture between EDP Renewables and Engie, has awarded UK-based Clarksons Port Service to provide support for the Moray West offshore wind project in Scotland.

Illustration; SeaMade offshore wind farm; Photo source: Ocean Winds

The contract marks a first for Clarksons Port Services in regards to working directly with the developers, according to the company.

Under the contract signed with OW, the British firm will provide port agency services on the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind project.

The wind farm, owned by Ocean Winds and minority shareholder Ignitis Group, reached a financial close a few months ago, the first project to reach this milestone from the UK’s Contract for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 4.

Moray West will be built some 22 kilometres off the Moray coast in the northeast of Scotland.

The offshore wind farm will comprise 60 SG 14-222 DD wind turbines which will be supplied by Siemens Gamesa and have a capacity of 14.7 MW each, utilising the company’s PowerBoost feature.

The wind turbines will be installed on monopile foundations that will have an approximate length of 90 metres, a maximum diameter of 10 metres, and a maximum weight of 2,000 tonnes.

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The units will be manufactured by the Navantia-Windar consortium and  China-based Dajin Heavy Industry.

The offshore installation works are scheduled to begin later this year and the wind farm is planned to be fully operational in 2025.

When it comes to Clarksons Port Services, the company has been expanding its renewables business and recently acquired the Netherlands-based DHSS.