Deepest Fixed Bottom Offshore Wind Farm Ready for First Turbines

Cadeler’s jack up Wind Osprey has arrived at Able Seaton Port in Hartlepool to load the first batch of Vestas V164-10.0 MW turbines to be installed at the 1.1 GW Seagreen wind farm offshore Scotland.

Wind Osprey is expected to arrive at the installation site some 27 kilometres off the Angus coast with the first set of turbine components on or around 5 December, according to KIS-ORCA. AIS data shows that Wind Osprey arrived at Vestas’ Seagreen marshalling hub on 24 November.

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Apart from Wind Osprey, three more vessels will be deployed at the site during the turbine installation activities.

The service operation vessel Acta Centaurus will provide accommodation for the turbine commissioning technicians. Two crew transfer vessels, HST Euan and the HST Harri, will support the above two vessels during the installation and commissioning activities.

First power from what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm is expected in spring 2022. All 114 turbines are expected to be fully commissioned in 2023.

Offshore construction at the site started in the first half of October with the installation of the first turbine jacket foundations at what is the world’s deepest fixed bottom offshore wind farm.

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Seagreen is a GBP 3 billion joint venture between SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies. SSE Renewables is leading the development and construction of the project, supported by TotalEnergies, and will operate Seagreen on completion.

Photo: Able UK