SSE Renewables and its partner TotalEnergies have announced all 114 Vestas V164-10.0 MW turbines at the 1.1GW Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Scotland are now fully operational and are generating energy. Seagreen is situated 27km off the Angus coast in the North Sea’s Firth of Forth and is operated from a dedicated onshore Operations and Maintenance Base at Montrose Port.
Seagreen was first awarded exclusive development rights for the Firth of Forth Zone site by Crown Estate Scotland in 2010. The project was consented for development by Scottish Government Ministers in 2014 ahead of construction beginning in June 2020. The first Vestas 10 MW turbine was installed in December 2021, with first power achieved in August 2022 ahead of the installation of the final turbine at the site earlier this summer. Now completed, power from Seagreen’s 114 turbines is being exported from the North Sea site via three subsea cables to landfall at Carnoustie, and then through 19km of underground cabling to a new onshore substation at Tealing near Dundee, before being distributed to homes and businesses via the GB power grid. SSE Renewables led the development and construction of the Seagreen project, supported by TotalEnergies. Going forward, SSE Renewables will operate the offshore wind farm with support from TotalEnergies.
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