Initial plans to develop Moray West offshore wind farm were established in 2010. However, development was put on hold because of other activity in the area. In 2016 conditions changed, allowing the project to move forward.
The offshore export cable circuits will come ashore to the east of Sandend Bay on the Aberdeenshire Coast, approximately 65 km south of the Moray West Site. The cabling will then run for 31km – taking the generated power to the onshore substation at Whitehillock by the A96 and on to the connection point with the National Grid at the Blackhillock substation outside Keith.