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First Nacelles for Moray West En Route to Port of Nigg

The first 14 MW turbine nacelles have been loaded onto the roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) vessel, Rotra Vente, at Siemens Gamesa’s Cuxhaven plant in Germany. They are destined for the Moray West offshore wind farm and are heading toward the Port of Nigg, Scotland, according to AIS data available online.

The vessel left Cuxhaven on 3 April and is expected to arrive at the Port of Nigg on tomorrow, 4 April, according to the AIS data available online.

Siemens Gamesa rolled out the first wind turbine nacelles for the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind farm in February.

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The offshore wind farm, developed by Ocean Winds, will comprise 60 wind turbines and will be the first project to feature Siemens Gamesa’s SG 14-222 DD model. The units will utilise the PowerBoost feature and have a capacity of 14.7 MW each.

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.

Once assembled, the wind turbines will be transported to the offshore construction site where they will be installed by Cadeler’s Wind Orca, which recently underwent a crane upgrade in Schiedam, the Netherlands.


At the Moray West site, located 22.5 kilometres from the Caithness coastline, construction work is progressing with the installation of monopiles and transition pieces (TPs) well underway.

The Moray West offshore wind farm 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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