We've been awarded a pre–Front End Engineering Design (pre-FEED) study for the Morven offshore wind project, which is expected to generate enough to power the equivalent of around 3 million homes. A collaboration between bp and EnBW, the project will use fixed-bottom turbines in 65-75m of water as part of the ScotWind leasing round. Investment into the project by the partner companies will also include supporting the regeneration of the Port of Leith and create an operations and maintenance base in Aberdeen.
The pre-FEED studies which are expected to last 6 months, will involve engineering design work that supports key decisions, foundation type, corrosion protection concepts as well as transportation and installation feasibility. For delivery of this scope, we are working with trusted partners, Ternan Energy, to provide specialist Geotechnical services supplementing their in-house geotechnical capabilities.
The Morven offshore wind project will play a role in helping to achieve Scotland’s offshore wind generation target of 11GW and the UK’s 50GW target by 2030. It is also expected to create thousands of jobs in both construction and operations over the lifetime of the project.