Work is underway to pull cabling through 19.5 kilometres of underground ducts which will connect the GBP 3 billion Seagreen Wind Farm to the Scottish national grid.
The cable pulling is the latest stage in the cable installation process and another milestone in the construction of the 1,075MW 114-turbine development 27 kilometres off the coast of the county, which when operational, will power up to 1.6m homes throughout the country.
Once finished, the cabling will reach from where the project makes landfall in Carnoustie to a new dedicated substation currently under construction in Tealing.
Onshore Electrical Infrastructure Project Manager, Steven Reid from SSE Renewables is responsible for the cable installation project.
”The start of the cable pulling process marks an important achievement in the delivery of the onshore electrical transmission infrastructure following significant efforts from the Project Team and the support of various stakeholders,” Reid said.
”Again, I‘d like to express our thanks to all who live along the route for their co-operation and understanding as the project has progressed up to this stage of delivery. Working with our Contractor Nexans, we now look forward to continue to deliver the installation of the 19km of cabling safely and with the least amount of disruption possible to the surrounding community.”
Seagreen is a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Total.
First power at the wind farm is expected by early 2022 with full power coming on stream in 2022/23.
Seagreen selected Montrose Port as the home for the operations and maintenance base for the 114-turbine development in October 2019.