Boskalis Awarded Moray West OWF Contract
Boskalis has been awarded a multidisciplinary role in the development of the Moray West Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) in Scottish waters. On behalf of its client Boskalis will carry out a large number of activities contributing to the development of this renewable energy project in the next 12 months. The sizable contract has been awarded by Ocean Winds, a joint venture between EDP Renewables and ENGIE. A sizeable contract refers to a contract with a value of €50-€150 million.
Boskalis has already carried out an offshore geophysical site survey that also included survey for identification of unexploded ordnance.
In the coming months, Boskalis will transport a large number of the monopiles from the Far East to discharge at the port of Invergordon, near the project site. Eight monopiles will be transported per voyage on the heavy transport vessel White Marlin.
Boskalis will deploy its DP crane vessel Bokalift 2 for the installation campaign. With its 4,000-ton crane the Bokalift 2 will install the monopiles using its new upending hinge and motion-compensated pile gripper. Furthermore, in addition to a very large impact hammer, Boskalis will also deploy a vibro-hammer on this project. As a part of its campaign, Boskalis will also install two substations with their respective transition pieces.
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the Boskalis heavy transport vessel White Marlin.