Siemens awards contracts for Moray East Offshore Windfarm

15 July 2019 (Last Updated June 8th, 2020 15:32)

Siemens has issued contracts to companies across the UK for constructing transmission infrastructure for the Moray East Offshore Windfarm. 

Siemens awards contracts for Moray East Offshore Windfarm
Siemens is the lead contractor for the 950MW windfarm. Credit: Matt Artz on Unsplash.

Siemens has issued contracts to companies across the UK for constructing transmission infrastructure for the Moray East Offshore Windfarm.

Siemens is serving as the lead contractor for onshore transmission infrastructure construction works for the 950MW windfarm. Works began at the site last September. Since then, the company has issued several subcontracts.

Siemens transmission and distribution Moray East project director Anwer Amara-Korba said: “This is one of the largest construction projects in Scotland and it is vital that companies based in the local area get to share in its success.

“It will be a key part of providing clean, sustainable energy for Scotland to meet its low carbon aims, providing enough power for one million homes.”

For this project, Siemens will be responsible for the complete construction of the onshore substation, including three SVC Plus advanced STATCOMs. It will also supply three offshore substation platform topsides for the project.

Siemens has appointed BAM Nuttall as the main subcontractor for carrying out civil works for the onshore substation, which will connect the project to the grid.

BAM Nuttall will be responsible for completing civil and building works such as foundations for the transformers, shunt reactors and switchgear equipment.

In addition, the company will build the internal road, fence and internal drainage work at the new onshore substation being built at New Deer.

Perth-based civil engineering company, I & H Brown is responsible for undertaking enabling work on the onshore substation site.

JGC Engineering and Technical Services of Thurso secured a contract to fabricate and fit out the high voltage equipment containers that will be used to integrate into the project’s offshore substation platforms.

Barrier Architectural has also been selected to fabricate a set of containers from its Stockton-on-Tees facility, while VolkerInfra will provide and install the high voltage onshore export cables for the project.

Moray East transmission infrastructure package manager Sarah Graham said: “Moray East has been in development for the last nine years and we are now progressing with construction across various elements of the project.”