SSE has chosen Nexans as the preferred supplier of export cables for the first phase of the Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland, which comprises the Seagreen Alpha and Bravo offshore wind farms.
Nexans will design, manufacture and install three 65km offshore export cables and three 20km onshore export cables for Seagreen Phase 1.
“We are delighted to receive this agreement from SSE and we are excited to be helping to bring the biggest windfarm in Scotland to life,” said Vincent Desale, Nexans SEVP for the Subsea and Land System Business Group.
Once operational in 2024, Seagreen Alpha and Bravo will form the largest wind farm in Scotland with their combined capacity of 1,075MW.
In October, SSE named MHI Vestas as a preferred wind turbine supplier for the supply and service of up to 114 wind turbines for the Seagreen offshore wind farm.
The offshore wind farm is one of the projects that won Contracts for Difference (CfD) in the UK’s third allocation round in September. Seagreen secured a 15-year contract for 454MW at a strike price of GBP 41.61/MWh in auction delivery year 2024/25.
The project site is located 27km off the Angus Coast in the Firth of Forth.