EDP Renewables (EDPR) and Engie JV Ocean Winds has announced the installation of the last of its 100 turbines at Scotland’s 950MW Moray East offshore wind project.
Ocean Winds has been developing offshore wind in the Moray Firth since EDPR won the rights to develop offshore wind there in the UK’s 3rd round of offshore wind leasing in 2009.
The windfarm began generating when its first few turbines came online in June and has been gradually increasing output as more turbines are firstly installed then commissioned.
Power will be generated at £57.50/MWhr, the lowest cost of any new renewable generation in operation.
Moray East project director Enrique Álvarez said: “In the face of unprecedented global conditions we have safely completed the installation of 100 turbines within the challenging timescale of a single season, and I would like to thank and congratulate all those involved in achieving this milestone safely.
“Just a decade ago, commercial-scale offshore wind generation in water depths of 50m and more was a vision. We have not only turned that into a reality, but are generating power at less than half the cost of earlier windfarms in shallow water, close to shore.”