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OHTs MV Osprey arriving in Port at Nigg Scotland UKThe first eight jacket foundations for the Moray East offshore wind project arrived in the Port of Nigg in Scotland, delivered by OHT’s heavy transportation vessel Osprey from the UAE. The transit took 39 days from Lamprell’s site in Hamriyah, UAE via the Cape of Good Hope on their 12,000 nautical mile journey to the Cromarty Firth.
All 48 of the three-legged jackets fabricated in the UAE, averaging more than 1,000 tonnes and up to 80 metres in height, will be transported over the coming months to the Scottish port utilising three of OHT’s open deck semi-submersible heavy transportation vessels.
The contract for transportation was awarded last September by the project’s foundation EPCI contractor DEME Offshore. Once constructed, the 950MW Moray East offshore windfarm will generate power at £57.50/MWhr. Construction on the project started in winter 2018 with commencement of the onshore works and the windfarm is expected to be fully operational in 2022. Transportation of all jackets is expected to be completed by October 2020.
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