Steel pile sections will be offloaded at Arnish tomorrow (Monday September 2nd) as a major contract rolls on.

The heavy-load carrying contract vessel BBC Greenland came into Stornoway this morning (Sunday) carrying 75 pile sections, reportedly delivered from Korea.

The steel sections will be offloaded by two on-board cranes during the day tomorrow and are to be used as components by BiFab, as part of a contract won for the yard to complete 100 turbine piles for the Moray East Offshore Windfarm

The windfarm began construction in May this year and is due for completion in 2022.

BiFab’s contract is due to be completed when the last of 13 despatches from Arnish is shipped in December this year.

The deep-water piles made at Arnish will form an integral part of the jacket-based foundations on which the turbines will be installed.

BBC Greenland is a 120metre-long multi-purpose heavy lifting vessel owned by the specialist charter company BBC Chartering.

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