DEME Offshore has announced it is “making strong progress” on the installation of pin piles at the Moray East wind farm in the North Sea.
The firm started offshore construction works with the jack-up installation vessel ‘Apollo’ in May 2019.
Deme Offshore said last night piling activities have now passed the halfway mark, with more than 156 pin piles out of a total of 309 installed.
The piles are part of the jacket-based foundations on which the turbines will later be installed.
DEME Offshore hopes to be able to complete the remaining piling operations by the end of 2019, in readiness for jacket installation works in 2020.
Bart De Poorter, general manager at DEME Offshore, said: “Crossing the halfway point is not only a major milestone for DEME Offshore, it also highlights the strength of the collaborative approach of all stakeholders involved.
“Such a complex and challenging project is only made possible by working closely with our local partners and suppliers.
“Together we have made good progress and will remain focused on a safe and timely completion of the pile installation.”