Moray East piling installation reaches halfway point offshore the UK

The Apollo installing pin piles at the Moray East offshore wind farm.
The Apollo installing pin piles at the Moray East offshore wind farm.
(Courtesy DEME)

Offshore staff

ZWIJNDRECHT, Belgium – Piling installation at the Moray East wind farm offshore the UK has reached the halfway point, according to DEME Offshore.

Having started offshore construction works with the jackup installation vessel Apollo in May 2019, more than 156 pin piles out of 309 have been installed.

The piles are part of the jacket-based foundations on which the turbines will later be installed.

The company said positional accuracy has been achieved with its patented piling template, which integrates with the jackup legs of the Apollo.

Subject to the weather and any other operational conditions, the remaining piling operations are expected to be completed by the end of 2019, in readiness for jacket installation works in 2020.

09/10/2019

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