Siemens Gamesa Produces First 108-Metre Wind Turbine Blades for Moray West

Siemens Gamesa has manufactured the first 108-metre-long wind turbine blades at its factory in Hull for the 880 MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland.

The team from Ocean Winds and Gareth Davies MP, Exchequer Secretary to the UK Treasury were present to see the first blades produced in Hull.

In total, 180 blades for the project’s 60 turbines will be manufactured in Hull, following the completion of an expansion to the factory, which enables the facility to make larger blades, such as the new 108-metre-long units.

“This impressive site in Hull is not only important in bolstering the UK’s capabilities to produce clean energy but supports over 1,000 jobs, attracts investment to our coastal communities and helps us achieve net zero,” said Gareth Davies MP.

According to Siemens Gamesa, the blades will be the longest being utilised in a UK offshore wind farm.

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Construction of Moray West is already underway. The work on the installation of the two offshore substations started a few days ago.

Cadeler’s Wind Orca will be responsible for the transportation and installation of the units which is planned to start in 2024.

“With each blade slightly longer than an international football pitch the scale of the engineering is impressive. We now look forward to ensuring the same high quality and high safety standards are achieved across all the wind turbine components prior to marshalling and pre-assembly in the north of Scotland, ready for installation of this class leading technology in 2024,” said Adam Morrison, Ocean Winds UK country manager.

Recently, Siemens Energy and Smulders Projects UK loaded out the last of the project’s Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs), which will collect power from Moray West’s 60 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines.


Located approximately 22.5 kilometres from the Caithness coastline, the 880 MW offshore wind project is scheduled to be fully operational in 2025.

Once commissioned, the wind farm is expected to meet the electricity requirements of about 650,000 households in Scotland for 25 years.


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