First power at Scotland's largest offshore wind farm

First power at Scotland's largest offshore wind farm

SSE Renewables and its partner TotalEnergies has announced first power generation from the Seagreen offshore wind farm, 27 km off the coast of Angus in Scotland. The first Vestas turbine of a total of 114 was commissioned and connected to the grid in the early hours of Monday morning.

The £3 billion Seagreen project will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm and the world’s deepest fixed bottom wind farm with its deepest foundation due to be installed at 59 metres below sea level in December.

Paul Cooley, Director of Global Offshore Wind for SSE Renewables, said: “Seagreen has achieved a number of key milestones to date, but to see this turbine turning in the North Sea and to have reached first power safely, is a fantastic achievement for everyone connected to the project. The project has already brought benefits to the local community, the UK supply chain and, once completed, Seagreen will make a significant contribution to Scotland and the UK’s ambitious renewable energy targets.

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Date posted 13/09/2022


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