Moray Offshore Renewable Power

Moray East Selects Geosea  For Supply And Installation Of Substructures

Moray East Selects Geosea 

For Supply And Installation Of Substructures


Edinburgh, 27 October 2017

Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd (known as ‘Moray East’) is pleased to announce that it has selected Geosea  for the supply and installation of substructures for the Moray East offshore windfarm.


Geosea has signed an agreement for the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of ca. 100 wind turbine foundations and 3 offshore substation platform foundations, and the transport and installation of 3 offshore substation platforms. The contract award is subject to financial close which is expected to take place in the second half of 2018.


Moray Offshore Windfarm East is a joint venture company owned by EDP Renewables (76.7pc) and ENGIE (23.3pc).  The project was recently awarded a £57.50/MWhr contract for Difference (CfD) by the UK Government.



Oscar Diaz, Project Director of Moray East said:

“Our close work and co-operation with suppliers like Geosea has been vital to being able to develop a project which is capable of delivering power at less than half the price of projects under construction today.  The extensive works within this package mean that the announcement of Geosea represents major progress to project delivery. 


“This work package can bring significant opportunities to the economy, and our ongoing work with Geosea will enable those opportunities to be optimised.


Jan Klaassen, Business Unit Manager Offshore Renewables of Geosea said :

GeoSea has been involved in the project since 2012, whereby GeoSea and Moray East  have been working on in-depth understanding and rational distribution of risks, which clearly led to a reduced levelized cost of energy of the project. This close cooperation did lay a basis for the successful CfD award.


“Together with Ramboll, GeoSea has designed a jacket foundation concept integrating the challenges of the site, however optimised for fabrication and installation. The supply chain of approximately 100 steel jacket foundations and corresponding steel piles will be lined up the coming months. Moray East and GeoSea will pay high attention to maximise local (UK) content for the different type of services and suppliers, as far as reasonably possible.”







  1. About Moray East

Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd (known as ‘Moray East’) is a joint venture company owned by EDPR (77pc) and ENGIE (23pc).


Project Timeline:

2010 – project development commenced when development rights were won in the UK’s 3rd round of offshore wind licencing. The Moray Firth Zone (Zone 1) was split into two, to enable Moray East to be developed ahead of Moray West, as there were constraints in the west of the zone.  (Constraints in the west eased, and development of Moray West commenced in 2016).

2014 – planning consent was awarded by the Scottish Government (offshore works) and Aberdeenshire Council (onshore works)

2017 – A 950MW Contract for Difference (CfD) was won in the UK Government’s 2nd competitive CfD auction.  The CfD provides a contract for electricity for 15 years at £57.50/MWhr


Project Statistics

  • Capacity: 950MW
  • Location: UK, 22km from North East coast
  • Turbines: V164 – 9.5MW
  • Power for average requirements of ca. 950, 000 UK homes


  1. About Geosea

GeoSea is DEME’s specialist in complex offshore marine engineering projects. GeoSea offers a wide variety of services to owners of offshore assets, marine consultants and marine contractors in the sectors of offshore Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Civil Engineering. These services consist of the hammering and drilling of large diameter piles for offshore constructions such as jetties, mooring facilities, bridges, offshore wind farms, the installation of offshore structures, platforms and geotechnical investigations at large


  1. About EDP Renewables (EDPR)

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is currently present in 12 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK and the US). Energias de Portugal, S.A. (“EDP”), the principal shareholder of EDPR, is a global energy company and a leader in value creation, innovation and sustainability. EDP has been a Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years.  For further information, visit


  1. About ENGIE

ENGIE is committed to taking on the major challenges of the energy revolution, towards a world more decarbonized, decentralized and digitalized. The Group aims to become the leader of this new energy world by focusing on three key activities for the future: low carbon generation, in particular from natural gas and renewable energy, energy infrastructure and efficient solutions adapted to all its customers (individuals, businesses, territories, etc.). Innovation, digital solutions and customer satisfaction are the guiding principles of ENGIE’s development.

ENGIE is active in around 70 countries, employs 150,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris – World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).

In the UK, ENGIE is a leading energy and services Group employing 17,000 people across three main areas: generation and supply of energy, management of facilities and regeneration of places and communities.  For further information, visit





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