Pert-Bruce Construction Working on Seagreen O&M Base

Pert-Bruce Construction has secured a contract with SSE Renewables to carry out works on the O&M base for the Seagreen offshore wind project.

The base at Montrose Port will include an operations building, a repurposed warehouse, a communications tower, and a pontoon for crew transfer vessels traveling to the wind farm site 27km off the Angus coast.

Work at the port’s South Quay is expected to start this week. It is scheduled to take around a year and all will be carried out by Pert-Bruce and several local subcontractors.

The operations building was previously used by an oil industry supply chain company in Aberdeen and will now be regenerated.

“We are delighted to be involved in such an exciting development which will have huge benefits safeguarding 25 -30 jobs over the year within our business and our wider supply chain,” said Craig Bruce, Managing Director at Pert-Bruce Construction.

“The Operations and Maintenance base will play a significant role in the day-to-day running of Seagreen and we look forward to getting started on site and taking this important part of the project to completion.“

SSE Renewables selected Montrose Port in October last year as the home for Seagreen’s O&M base.

The 1,075 MW wind farm will feature up to 114 MHI Vestas V164-10 MW turbines. First power is expected by the end of 2021, with commercial operation scheduled for 2022/23.