DEME Installs First XXL Monopile for Moray West Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland | Energy | News

DEME Group (DEME) is excited to announce that its offshore installation vessel Orion has successfully installed its first XXL monopile foundation at the Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. DEME’s scope includes both the installation of monopiles and transition pieces. Using vibro hammer technology, DEME is minimizing the environmental impact from vibrations.

DEME’s jack-up vessel Apollo is joining the effort, taking care of installing the transition pieces. Apollo previously demonstrated its expertise in Scottish waters by installing the pin piles for the jacket foundations at the neighboring Moray East wind farm in 2020.

Located off the east coast of Scotland, the 882 MW Moray West wind farm, developed by OW Ocean Winds, will have the capacity to power up to 1.3 million homes in the UK, making a significant contribution to the country’s renewable energy goals.