Moray West Offshore Windfarm

Careys have been contracted by Siemens to deliver a series of enabling works - earthworks, drainage and roadworks, and main works packages – concrete works, steel work and cladding plus ducting and external services at this 47,000m2 site for a new onshore substation at the 860MW Moray West Offshore Wind Farm project.


EDP Renewables and ENGIE


Moray Firth

Principal Contractor


The substation will be built at Whitehillock, near Keith in Moray and will step up the voltage from 220 to 400 kilovolts (kV). Its location has been selected to minimise the environmental impact and to allow connection to existing national electricity transmission system infrastructure at the neighbouring Blackhillock substation.

Careys Scope of Works will consist of the following:

Enabling Works:
- Earthworks
- Top soil strip to site, construct 4nr earth bunds with excavated topsoil
- Bulk Excavate 50,000m3 of soil and rock (27,000m3 is estimated to be
rock and will be crushed on site and used as fill to construct the
Substation Compound)
- Drainage
- Temporary and Permanent Drainage to the site
- Attenuation Pond
- New Culverts
- Roadworks
- Construction of new bell-mouth and external access road from the edge - of the compound to the A96
- New access road from existing farmers access track to Attenuation Pond.

Main Works:
- Concrete works
- Construction of all foundations, slabs and bases enabling
the construction of the substation buildings and structures
- Steelwork and cladding
- Erection of steelwork to control building, service building and filter
- Cladding to steel structures
- Fit-out – To control building and service building
- Ducting and external services to site
- Site fencing
- Road works
- Construction of new asphalt site access road to compound
- Kerbing
- Line marking

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