First transformer delivered for Moray East substation

After a 1500km journey, the first of three 270t transformers has been delivered to the onshore substation site that will connect the Moray East wind farm to the onshore grid. The transformer was moved from the port at Peterhead on Sunday 27 October.

Moray East is Siemens’ largest grid connection project in the UK. It is anticipated installation of all three transformers will be completed by the first quarter of 2020, with all work completed at the onshore substation site by the end of first quarter 2021

The windfarm, 22 km off the Aberdeenshire coast in Scotland, will have an installed generation capacity of 950MW.