Global Energy Group’s (GEG) port of Nigg in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland, has been selected by Ocean Winds as the marshalling location for 62 transition pieces prior to their installation at the 950 MW Moray West offshore wind farm.
This latest contract supplements the wind turbine marshalling and pre-assembly work that Siemens Gamesa has already confirmed will take place at Nigg. The transition pieces will start to arrive at the port later in 2023, with installation starting shortly afterwards and due for completion in 2024.
Moray West project director, Pete Geddes, said: “We are delighted to have signed an agreement that widens the project’s use of the port of Nigg to include the storage and marshalling of transition pieces. The expanded facilities at the port, together with a strong track record supporting offshore wind projects in the Moray Firth and further afield in Scotland, give us confidence in using Nigg again.
“Having suitable facilities to secure the range of work on Moray West has underlined the value of GEG’s earlier investments in the port. Through the Caledonia project, Ocean Winds will make significant early investments to drive the next steps necessary to build capability and capacity in Scottish ports and the wider supply chain.”
Iain Sinclair, executive director at GEG, added: “Having previously supported the Ocean Winds team on their Moray East project, this contract is a great endorsement of our close working relationship, the benefits of continuity and our ability to deliver offshore wind projects of scale.”
Ocean Winds, the 50:50 joint venture between Engie and EDP Renewables, is developing the Moray West project.