Heavylift specialist OHT has been awarded a contract by DEME Offshore to transport 48 jacket foundations for the Moray East offshore wind farm.
The company will transport the 45 wind turbine jackets and three offshore transformer module (OTM) jackets from Lamprell’s fabrication yard in the UAE to the Port of Nigg in Scotland.
DEME Group is the EPCI contractor for the Moray East turbine foundations and three offshore substation foundations.
OHT will deploy three of its largest open deck semi-submersible heavy transportation vessels for the project, which is expected to be completed by September 2020.
“This contract award has come at the perfect time for OHT, as we approach the highly anticipated launch of our first vessel built specifically for the offshore wind market,” said Torgeir Ramstad, CEO of OHT.
”The Alfa Lift design vessel will be the world’s largest, most innovative and efficient custom-built offshore wind foundation installation vessel. We are looking forward to bringing our extensive experience in heavy transportation to the Moray East project, maximising efficiency for the delivery of critical path components as we transport the jacket foundations safely around Cape of Good Hope on their 12,000 nautical mile journey,” Ramstad added.