Moray East Jacket Foundation Transportation

In November 2020, OHT’s MV Hawk arrived at the Port of Nigg, carrying her second load of ten jacket foundations from the UAE, for the Moray East Offshore Windfarm. This concluded a successful eight-month transportation campaign which utilised three of the companies specialist heavy transport vessels, with MV Osprey, MV Albatross and MV Hawk working in rotation.

Contracted by DEME Offshore, the project’s balance of plant EPCI Contractor, OHT transported a total of 48 three-legged jackets from Lamprell’s Hamriyah fabrication yard to the Scottish installation port. The foundations averaged more than 1,000 tonnes in weight and 80m in height.

Each 12,000 nautical mile journey from Hamriyah to Nigg, via the Cape of Good Hope, took between 39 and 53 days.

Moray East is being developed in the Outer Moray Firth and is located 22km off the coast of Scotland. The windfarm will power 950,000 homes and save 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 annually. Power will be generated at half the price of other windfarms under construction today.

Read the Moray East transportation case study

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