The 1.1 GW Seagreen offshore wind farm, Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest fixed-bottom offshore wind farm, has 50 of the 114 Vestas V164-10.0 MW turbines installed. The wind turbines are being delivered by Cadeler’s wind farm installation vessel, Wind Orca. This is from Vestas’ turbine marshalling station at Able Seaton Port in Hartlepool to the site.
Wind Orca, which succeeded Wind Osprey on the project, is supported during installation by the service operation vessel Acta Centaurus and the crew transfer vessels HST Harri and HST Euan. In early December, the first wind turbine was constructed at the site. It is located around 27 kilometers off the coast of Angus. This was the first time a wind turbine with a capacity of more than ten megawatts was installed offshore in Europe.
Seagreen offshore wind farm construction
In late August, Seagreen offshore wind farm provided the first power to the Scottish grid. The turbine installation procedure is occurring concurrently with Seaway 7’s continuing foundation installation campaign out of Scotland’s Port of Nigg.
62 wind turbine jacket foundations have been built at the site thus far. This is according to the project’s most recent Notice of Operations (NOO). In December, a jacket foundation intended for the project’s deepest position will be erected at 59 meters below sea level.
The GBP 3 billion project is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2023. It jointly owned by SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies. SSE Renewables (49%) is overseeing the development and construction of the Seagreen offshore wind farm project on behalf of the collaboration with TotalEnergies (51%). Thus, it will operate Seagreen for its estimated 25-year lifespan after completion. The 1.1 GW wind farm will be completed next year. It will be capable of generating around 5,000 GWh of renewable energy per year. This is enough to power more than 1.6 million UK homes.