- Published: 10 February 2021 10 February 2021
SSE Renewables and Total have announced that Global Energy Group’s (GEG) Port of Nigg near Inverness, Scotland, has been selected as the marshalling, storage and logistics base for 114 wind turbine foundation structures destined for the 1,075MW Seagreen Offshore Windfarm being constructed in Scotland’s Firth of Forth.
The offshore wind contract award will support 141 skilled jobs at Port of Nigg in Tain during peak construction, including work for 93 permanent roles already on-site as well as the creation of an additional 48 new roles at the port. Recruitment for the new roles at Port of Nigg will begin in the coming months and opportunities will be advertised on Global Energy Group’s recruitment and social media channels.
The 1,075MW Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project is located 27km off the coast of Angus in the North Sea firth. A £3bn joint venture between Total and SSE Renewables, Seagreen will be Scotland’s largest and deepest offshore wind farm when complete.
Foundation installation at Seagreen is expected to commence in the second half of 2021 and last for a period of 12 months. The marshalling and logistics activity will see the delivery of Seagreen’s 114 foundation structures to the Highlands port via Heavy Transport Vessels (HTVs), prior to shipping out to the North Sea for installation. After jacket foundations are installed, Vestas V164-10 MW turbines will be positioned on each of the 114 bases.
Seagreen’s foundation and inter-array cable Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation contractor, Seaway 7, on behalf of development partners SSE Renewables and Total, has appointed Scotland-based Global Energy Group to run marshalling and logistics out of GEG’s Port of Nigg.