HOUSTON – Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd. has contracted Oceaneering International Services Ltd. (OISL) to complete seabed route and debris clearance for the Moray East wind farm project in the Moray Firth, Scotland.
OISL will provide a full suite of services for the project, including vessel, route preparation tools, ROV, survey, and personnel to complete seabed route and debris clearance operations for the wind farm’s export cable routes.
The project, which is expected to be completed early in 2Q 2020, is the latest to be secured by OISL for Moray East. The company’s ROV and tooling divisions have supported scopes for the development.
The work scope, managed and undertaken by its Aberdeen-based team, will involve deployment of the company’s Route Preparation Plough, RP15.
The RP15 plough, which will be used for boulder clearance prior to cable installation, has been deployed on multiple North Sea wind farm projects including Race Bank, Westermost Rough, Hornsea1, and East Anglia1 export routes and Beatrice for array routes, with more than 3,000 km (1,864 mi) of routes cleared to date.
The Moray East offshore wind farm construction project is 22 km (14 mi) off the Caithness coast. It is the second of three wind farms in the area and will consist of 100 wind turbines, providing an overall generating capacity of 950 MW – enough to power 950,000 homes. Three, 86-km (53-mi) export cables from offshore to shore will transfer electricity from the wind farm.