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RES Offshore wins Moray Firth development contract

Moray Offshore Renewables selects RES to provide management contractor services for the first project within the Moray Firth round-3 zone, located off the north-east coast of Scotland.

RES Offshore’s expertise will contribute to ongoing front end engineering design (FEED) and procurement processes as the project progresses towards final investment decision, with the experienced team providing specialist engineering and project management services. 

The main points of the development include:

  • Total installed generation capacity: 1116 MW
  • Up to 62 wind turbines ranging from 6 MW to 8 MW capacity on each of three sites
  • Total Area – 295km2
  • Minimum distance from shore – 22km (13.5 miles) 
The projected development is expected to be able to supply the equivalent electricity needs to 688,000 UK households on the basis of average annual electricity consumption.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to work with Moray Offshore Renewables, and to help take this project through to construction,” said Chris Morgan, CEO of RES Offshore. “We hope that this is the beginning of a long-term relationship with Moray Offshore Renewables.”

Dan Finch, project Director for Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd, and managing director of EDPR UK, agreed, adding that the contract marks another important milestone in the delivery of offshore wind generation in the outer Moray Firth. 

“This project will be a game-changer for the industry by leading commercial-scale deployment in deeper water,” Finch stated. “The application of RES’ experience to the Moray Offshore Renewables Limited project will create opportunities for innovation and cost reduction across the whole supply chain, which is critical in an emerging global market for offshore wind.” 
RES Offshore, part of the RES Group, has more than 15 years’ experience in offshore wind development having worked on the development of over 5,000 MW of which more than 350MW has been successfully consented and is now in operation.

  1. Moray Offshore Renewables Limited (MORL) was formed as a joint venture company owned 67% by EDP Renewables and 33% by Repsol Nuevas Energias UK Limited (Repsol), with the aim of developing offshore wind generation in the outer Moray Firth.


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