NMS Secures Seagreen Client Representative Role

Developers of the Seagreen offshore wind farm have appointed Northern Marine Services (Scotland) Ltd (NMS) to support the delivery and installation of the project’s offshore wind turbine foundations out of Port of Nigg in Scotland’s Cromarty Firth.

The awarding of the contract follows the announcement in February that Global Energy Group’s (GEG) Port of Nigg has been selected as the marshalling, storage and logistics base for the 114 wind turbine foundations which are destined for the 1,075 MW Seagreen offshore wind farm being constructed in Scotland’s Firth of Forth.

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Seagreen’s foundation and inter-array cable engineering, procurement, construction and installation contractor, Seaway 7, appointed the Port of Nigg on behalf of development partners SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies.

Under the new support contract, NMS will work on-site at Port of Nigg on behalf of Seagreen to oversee the marshalling and installation works being carried out GEG on the 114 turbine super-structures.

The Seagreen client representatives will liaise with Subsea 7 on site and have oversight of load-ins and load-outs of the wind turbine foundations and site activities.

The 1,075 MW Seagreen project is located 27 kilometres off the coast of Angus in the North Sea and is a GBP 3 billion joint venture between TotalEnergies (51 per cent) and SSE Renewables (49 per cent).

Project Director for Seagreen, John Hill, said: ”The client representatives from NMS are the project’s eyes and ears at Port of Nigg, there to verify the works that are being undertaken. These are important roles so we’re pleased that the job will be done by a team with proven credentials from previous offshore wind farm projects.”

Seagreen will be Scotland’s largest and deepest offshore wind farm when complete.

SSE Renewables is leading the development and construction of the joint venture project, supported by TotalEnergies, and will operate Seagreen on completion.

First power is expected by early 2022 with the offshore wind farm expected to enter commercial operation in 2022/23.

The wind farm will provide around 5,000 GWh of electricity annually, supplying the energy needs of around 1.6 million homes and saving around two million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.