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Moray East Selects Siemens As Preferred Bidder for Onshore Works & Offshore Substations Topsides

Moray East Selects Siemens As Preferred Bidder

for 950MW Offshore Windfarm Onshore Works & Offshore Substations Topsides



Edinburgh, 6 November 2017

Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd (known as ‘Moray East’) is pleased to announce that Siemens has signed a Preferred Bidder Agreement (PBA) for the onshore works, and offshore substation platform topsides for the Moray East offshore windfarm.


The scope includes the design, supply, construction and installation of the onshore substation,  ca 30km of onshore underground export cable, and three offshore substations including the topside structures.


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 of Moray East said:

Siemens selection for the electrical infrastructure is a major announcement for the project and we are delighted to bring the experience of a major global player to this project which will deliver electricity at less than half the cost of projects being installed today.


“This work package will bring major economic opportunities to the supply chain, and we look forward to working with Siemens to realise them. We expect to announce full details of a local supply chain engagement event in the coming weeks.”


Mike Grainger, Director of AC Grid Access Solutions for Siemens said :

“Siemens is proud to be working with the Moray East team and we look forward to sharing the benefits that our innovative solutions will bring to this project. Reducing costs whilst maintaining quality is important to our customers and our UK based team look forward to working together to deliver a highly successful project .”






  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 – the lowest price for renewable energy delivered through the auction process.


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 Siemens

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at


  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 ten 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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