HR Wallingford has begun carrying out tests of a model suction caisson turbine foundation for the Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland.
According to HR Wallingford, a model of a suction caisson turbine foundation for SSE Renewables’ project was lowered into the Fast Flow Facility for testing.
Tests will now be carried out to determine the effects of scour and test rock protection measures to prevent the scour from occurring.
Situated over 27km off the Angus coast, the Seagreen project comprises the Seagreen Alpha and Bravo offshore wind farms.
Scheduled to be operational in 2024, Seagreen Alpha and Bravo will form the largest wind farm in Scotland with their combined capacity of 1,075MW.
The project will feature up to 114 MHI Vestas turbines.