Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Blue Tern has installed the final Vestas wind turbine at the Moray East offshore wind farm, UK.

Final turbine installation on Moray East

The 100 V164-9.5 MW turbines will have a total output of 950 MW and is to date the biggest offshore wind project in Scottish history. “The world-class vessels, Bold Tern and Blue Tern, as well as the experienced crew and installation teams have enabled the project to be installed swiftly throughout the project. The delivery of the final turbine at Moray East project is a key milestone for the whole team, particularly amidst the challenges of the past year,” said Allan Birk Wisby, project director, Vestas

Enrique Alvarez, project director Moray East added: “In the face of unprecedented global conditions we have safely completed the installation of 100 turbines within the challenging timescale of a single season, and I would like to thank and congratulate all those involved in achieving this milestone safely.”

Bold Tern installed the first turbines on Moray East back in January but was later replaced by Blue Tern to undergo a scheduled crane upgrade. Blue Tern was delivered fully loaded on the Moray East site, and the overlap helped to improve the project schedule.

A video of the project can be seen here.