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GeoSea to supply substructures for Moray East wind farm

GeoSea vessel carries N1 foundation pieces. Source: Northland Power Inc.

October 30 (Renewables Now) - GeoSea, a unit of Belgian dredging and marine engineering group DEME, has won a contract to deliver and install the substructures for the Moray Offshore Windfarm East in the UK.

The job will be performed under an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract announced by GeoSea on Friday. According to the press statement, the deal is subject to the project reaching financial close, which is expected to happen in the second half of 2018.

The Moray Offshore Windfarm East project, located off the northeastern coast of Scotland, is a joint venture between EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR) and Engie SA (EPA:ENGI), which own stakes respective stakes of 76.7% and 23.3%. The partners secured a contract for difference (CfD) for 950 MW of capacity in the UK's CfD auction in September.

Under the scope of the EPCI contract, GeoSea will supply and install 100 turbine foundation and three offshore substation platform foundations. In addition, it will take care of the transportation and installation of three offshore substation platforms for the project.

Last week, subsea cable installer VBMS said it has signed a preferred bidder agreement for the inter-array cables for the offshore wind scheme.

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