Moray Firth wind-farm developer names Danish manufacturer as preferred 100-turbine supplier

Moray Firth East and West wind farm locations
Moray Firth East and West wind farm locations

A Danish-based manufacturer has trumped German and Spanish rivals to be confirmed as preferred supplier for 100 new turbines planned for a new Moray Firth wind farm.

Moray Offshore Windfarm East has selected its preferred turbine supplier for the 950MW windfarm in the Outer Moray Firth, 15 miles from the Scottish coast.

The scope will include the supply and installation of 100 Vestas V164-9.5MW offshore wind turbine generators. 

Denmark’s MHI Vestas beat off competition from German and Spanish rivals to win the long-awaited deal.

Moray Offshore Windfarm East is a joint venture company – owned by EDP Renewables (77pc) and ENGIE (23pc) – which was recently awarded a 15-year, £57.50-MWhr power supply contract the UK Government. 

Meanwhile, reinstatement works at the Clyde wind farm extension – currently one of Britain’s biggest wind farm sites – have been completed in South Lanarkshire where trainee Scots civil engineer Alistair Dow, 25, from nearby Symington, has since been retained by the contractor on another project.

31 Oct 2017

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