UK’s Moray East offshore wind farm grid connection complete


United KingdomNKT has completed the power cable system connecting the 950 MW offshore wind farm Moray East to shore, furthering the UK’s transition to renewable energy.

The Moray East Offshore Wind Farm is located 22 kilometers off the north-east coast of Scotland, and NKT has commissioned a power cable project consisting of three 220 kV HVAC power cable systems. An important part of the transition to renewable energy in Scotland, the wind farm will be able to supply 40% of the country’s electricity needs when it is completed. NKT’s strong position as a key supplier to the offshore wind industry in the United Kingdom has been confirmed by this project.

It will be able to supply 950,000 households in Scotland with green electricity when the 100 turbines are running at full capacity. Compared to gas-fired power plants, this will reduce annual CO2 emissions by 1.7 million tonnes.

On time and on budget

In spite of difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and North Sea weather conditions, NKT successfully completed the project on time and on budget.

A factory in Karlskrona, Sweden that runs on 100% green electricity manufactured the power cables, reducing the carbon footprint of the cable system. Using NKT Victoria, one of the industry’s most energy-efficient cable-laying vessels, was part of the operation’s focus on environmental responsibility and sustainability.