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OW starts construction of the 882 MW Moray West wind project off Scotland (UK)

Ocean Winds (OW), a 50:50 joint venture between Portugal’s EDP Renewables and France’s Engie, has installed the first turbine of the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind project located in the Moray Firth in northern Scotland (United Kingdom), officially starting construction on the project. The wind power plant will feature 60 Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD wind turbines, each with a capacity of 14.7 MW.

The project was first approved by the Scottish Government in 2019, reached financial close in April 2023 and full commissioning is expected for 2025. The project is expected to provide electricity to more than 1.3 million Scottish households once completed. The Moray West wind project is located next to the 950 MW Moray East offshore wind project, which is currently being developed by a consortium of OW, Diamond Green Limited, and China Three Gorges.

Scotland targets 11 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. At the national level, the United Kingdom aims to reach 50 GW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2030 (13.8 GW in 2022 and 14.7 GW at the end of 2023, according to preliminary estimates).

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