Outer Moray Firth based wind farm, Moray East’ has announced MHI Vestas as the preferred supplier of turbines for the 950MW development.
The large-scale wind farm project will include the supply and installation from MHI Vestas for 100 V164-9.5MW offshore wind turbine generators.
The development, 22km off the east coast of Scotland, 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.”