JV Wins Turbine Contract for 950 MW Offshore Wind ProjectAugust 28, 2018
Developers of a 950 megawatt wind farm off the coast of Scotland signed a conditional agreement with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the supply and installation of 100 MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW wind turbine generators.
The Moray East project is a joint venture company owned by EDP Renewables, ENGIE, and Diamond Generating Europe Limited. The turbines will be 22 kilometers off the Scottish coast. In 2017, the developers won a contract from the UK Government to supply electricity for 15 years at £57.50/MWhr ($74.33).
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Project development began in 2010 when development rights were won in the UK’s third round of offshore wind licencing. The Moray Firth Zone (Zone 1) was split into two, enabling Moray East to be developed ahead of Moray West.