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DEME Returns To Scotland, Announces Offshore Wind Industry Firsts

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on

This is the sub-heading.

DEME has won the contract to install foundations at the 882 MW Moray West wind farm offshore Scotland.

The industry firsts are described in these paragraphs.

In an industry breakthrough, the Moray West project will be the first time XXL monopiles will be installed in the winter period, and DEME will deploy its double-staged, motion-compensated pile gripper, the company said.

Moray West will also be the first time a vibro-hammer is being utilised for the XXL monopiles to overcome weaker soil layers.


  1. The water depth at Moray West wind farm is 35-54 metres, which necessitates the XXL monopiles.
  2. Working offshore in winter can be challenging.
  3. DEME’s gripper sounds just like what the engineers wanted.

This is just like with North sea oil and gas, where everything got bigger and more capable over time. But it did speed construction!

December 12, 2022 - Posted by | Energy | , , , , , ,


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    Comment by Ron Collins | December 12, 2022 | Reply

  2. It used to be possible in WordPress to select all posts with a particular tag and then edit them one at a time. But going from the Classic Editor to the vastly inferior block editor the feature got lost, so the only way to select those posts with a particular tag is to create a post with that tag and then click the tag.

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