Dajin Ships First Batch of Wind Turbine Towers for Moray West

Dajin Heavy Industry has sent off the first batch of three wind turbine towers for the Moray West offshore wind farm, the company said on 3 April via social media. According to Dajin Heavy Industry, the company is the first Chinese supplier to deliver towers for 14 MW offshore wind turbines to the European wind market.

Photo source: Dajin Heavy Industry via LinkedIn

The 882 Moray West offshore wind farm, being built by Ocean Winds in the Moray Firth in the northeast of Scotland, will comprise 60 Siemens Gamesa 14.7 MW wind turbines. Wind turbine components are already arriving in the Port of Nigg, Siemens Gamesa’s pre-assembly and marshalling port for the project, ahead of wind turbine installation work that is scheduled to start this month.

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At the Moray West site, construction work is progressing with the installation of monopiles and transition pieces (TPs) well underway.

Dajin Heavy Industry has also delivered 48 of the project’s 62 monopiles (60 for wind turbines and two for offshore substations), while the remaining 14 have been delivered by Spanish Navantia and Windar. All of the 62 transition pieces for the offshore foundations will be manufactured and delivered by Lamprell.

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Moray West’s 60 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines will be installed by Cadeler’s Wind Orca, which recently underwent a crane upgrade in Schiedam, the Netherlands.

The 882 offshore wind farm, located approximately 22.5 kilometres from the Caithness coastline, is scheduled to generate its first power this year and to be fully operational in 2025.

Once commissioned, Moray West is expected to meet the electricity needs of about 650,000 households in Scotland for 25 years.


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