Belgian marine contractor DEME on Monday said it will install the foundations for the Moray West offshore wind project in the Moray Firth in Scotland.
The 882-MW Moray West offshore wind farm is being developed by Ocean Winds, a joint venture between EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR) and Engie SA (EPA:ENGI), with Lithuania’s Ignitis Group holding a small stake.
The new contract comes after DEME completed the Moray East project for Ocean Winds in 2020. For Moray West, it will carry out installation campaigns in 2023-2024, using its floating offshore installation vessel Orion to install the monopile foundations and its jack-up Apollo to install the project’s transition pieces.
DEME said this will be the first instance of installing XXL monopiles in the winter period and the first use of a vibro-hammer for XXL monopiles to overcome weaker soil layers.
The assignment is a “sizeable” contract for the company, meaning it is in the range of EUR 50 million (USD 53m) to EUR 150 million.(EUR 1 = USD 1.054)