Dutch offshore engineering contractor Boskalis has completed its scope for Ocean Winds’ Moray West offshore wind farm.

Boskalis-Moray West

Over the past two years, Boskalis deployed six vessels for the Scottish project. Its subsidiary Gardline carried out geotechnical and geophysical survey works prior to the installation work. Then, in later phases of the project, its subsea rock installation vessel Rockpiper installed more than 110,000 tonnes of rock as scour protection for the 62 monopiles.

The semi-submersible heavy transport vessel White Marlin was on hand to transport foundations from Asia to the port of Invergordon, where the crane vessel Bokalift 2 picked up monopiles ranging in weights from 1,515 tonnes to 1,935 tonnes.

The Bokalift 1 crane vessel, meanwhile, was responsible for the installation of the wind farm’s offshore substation platforms, consisting of transition pieces, topsides and additional equipment.