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Aberdeen subsea company secures seabed clearing contract for Scottish wind farm

An Aberdeen subsea company has landed a contract to clear the seabed for a major windfarm development.
The team from Oceaneering, based in Dyce, will take on the work for the Moray East Offshore project.
It will clear the seabed route for the scheme in the Moray Firth.

Oceaneering will use a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) survey and personnel to complete seabed route and debris clearance operations for the windfarm’s export cable routes.
The project, which will be completed in the second quarter of this year, is the latest to be secured by the firm for Moray East.
Allan Ralston, Oceaneering’s director of renewable and subsea projects, said: “We are very proud to have been awarded this work from MOWEL for the Moray East development, thereby increasing our presence on this project and adding to the local content aspirations of the developer.
“Our tried, tested, and proven Route Preparation Plough has an established record of successfully supporting several UK wind farm projects to date and will provide our client with the most robust and cost-effective technical solution for route preparation in advance of export cable installation.”

Marcel Sunier, Moray East project director, said: “Oceaneering has a proven track record of providing boulder clearance services.
“We look forward to working with Oceaneering further on this project.”
The Moray East Offshore Wind Farm construction project is 22 km off the Caithness coast.
It is the second of three wind farms in the area and will consist of 100 wind turbines, providing an overall generating capacity of 950 megawatts – enough to power 950,000 homes.

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