Engineering design for Moray Firth Offshore Wind Farm

TNEI was appointed by EDP Renováveis (EDPR) and Repsol to develop, test and optimise concept engineering designs for the array electrical layout, electrical infrastructure and export connection of Moray Firth Offshore Wind Farm. This specifically includes providing engineering input to project cost models and preliminary cost-benefit analysis, supply chain engagement in advance of the main tendering activity and establishing a project engineering baseline for input to FEED (Front End Engineering Design).

The electrical layout of the array was closely linked to the optimum export solution, in particular, around the number of platforms and capacity of each. Also, the electrical system cannot be considered in isolation from the supply chain or more critically for offshore, the installation and O&M costs. Considerable attention was given to interfacing with other work packages throughout the course of this work to manage the uncertainty in available data and ensuring new information is incorporated into the design process in a timely manner.