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Murphy secures contract to build Scotland's biggest offshore wind farm

Murphy has been named as the main contractor to build Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.

The contractor has been selected as one of two firms firms chosen to build the £300m Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm.

Murphy’s work will see it undertake the onshore work including the preconstruction design, onshore cabling, connecting the farm to the national grid, and building the farm’s substation.

The project’s developer is Vattenfall, with Boskalis carrying out the construction and installation of the offshore infrastructure including the foundations of turbines and cabling.

The 92.4 MW AOWF will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm and power more than 68,000 households a year.

Construction will begin in October, with the project expected to operational by March 2018.

It is the second such project Murphy has worked on for Vattenfall after the companies teamed up on the Kentish Flats offshore wind farm.

Murphy operations director Vincent Bowler Murphy said: “Our specialist team has developed such a strong reputation in the industry and has successfully delivered projects of a similar nature for our clients, including Vattenfall.

“This project is set to be a great success for the industry and the renewable power sector.”

Vattenfall project director for the EOWDC Adam Ezzamel said: “We selected Murphy to work on this project as they have both experience and proven abilities, which was highlighted by the work they have previously carried out for Vattenfall.

“Murphy’s track record of delivering large-scale power projects, combined with their strong communication and client liaison skills, helps assure us that the AOWF project will run according to the schedule.”

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