Moray Offshore Renewable Power
Moray East Selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind As Preferred Turbine Supplier
Moray East Selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
As Preferred Turbine Supplier for 950MW Offshore Windfarm
Edinburgh 30 October
Moray Offshore Windfarm East (Ltd) (known as ‘Moray East’) is pleased to announce that MHI Vestas has been selected as preferred turbine supplier for the project – a 950MW offshore windfarm in the Outer Moray Firth, 22km from the East Coast of Scotland.
The scope will include the supply and installation of 100 Vestas V164-9.5MW offshore wind turbine generators.
Moray Offshore Windfarm East is a joint venture company owned by EDP Renewables (77pc) and ENGIE (23pc). The project was recently awarded a £57.50/MWhr contract for Difference (CfD) by the UK Government.
Oscar Diaz, Project Director, Moray East said:
“Through our supply chain engagement, from local ports to global companies, I know that this announcement has been keenly anticipated. It is a major milestone of local, national and international interest in terms of economic opportunities, and we look forward to working with MHI Vestas to realize them by taking the project to the construction phase.
“Co-operation with MHI Vestas to couple the latest turbine technology with advances in engineering and project deployment has enabled the achievement of major reductions in the cost of offshore wind . Moray East will produce power at £57.50/MWhr – less than half the cost of similar projects being installed today.”
NOTES TO EDITORS:
- About Moray East
Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd (known as ‘Moray East’) is a joint venture company owned by EDPR (76.7pc) and ENGIE (23.3pc).
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.
- Capacity: 950MW
- Location: UK, 22km from North East coast
- Turbines: V164 – 9.5MW
- Power for average requirements of ca. 950, 000 UK homes
- 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 ten consecutive years. For further information, visit www.edpr.com.
- 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 www.engie.com