Vibro Lifting Technology from CAPE Holland has been chosen for the Moray West offshore wind farm project.
Ocean Winds, a 50/50 joint venture between EDP Renewables and Engie, is developing the project.
For the best foundation pile installation for offshore wind turbines, the CAPE Vibro Lifting Technology combines proven upending, lifting, and vibro driving.
In order to install up to 62 monopiles to stable depth in water depths ranging from 22 to 57 meters, the Moray West project, which is located in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland, will make use of the CAPE Vibro Lifting Technology. This project uses quiet installation technology primarily to reduce the risk of pile run, which is a concern that is getting bigger and bigger as the monopiles get bigger.
A certified lifting tool and a vibro hammer are combined in the CAPE Vibro Lifting Technology. As a result, there is less chance of the monopile being damaged as it may be lifted and erected vertically without the need for additional support machinery.
The Moray West project is scheduled to begin generating in 2024 and is anticipated to have a total capacity of 882 MW, supplying enough electricity to power approximately 1.3 million homes.
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