Half of Seagreen Offshore Wind Turbines Installed

Cadeler’s wind farm installation vessel Wind Orca has hit the halfway mark on the Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland, where 57 out of the 114 Vestas 10 MW wind turbines have now been installed.

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The first wind turbine was installed in early December 2021 by the Wind Osprey vessel, which was replaced by its sister vessel in April.

The 1.1 GW Seagreen offshore wind farm, being built some 27 kilometres off the Angus coast, is Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest fixed-bottom offshore wind farm.

Many of the wind turbines will be installed in a water depth of more than 55 metres, and the deepest water where a wind turbine has been installed so far was 58 metres, according to an update Cadeler posted on social media.

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The Seagreen project, owned by TotalEnergies (51 per cent) and SSE Renewables (49 per cent), will reach almost 1.6 GW once it is fully constructed, since the development has further 36 wind turbines consented.

The Scottish Ministers have just given the green light to increase the combined capacity of the remaining wind turbines, being developed as Seagreen 1A, from 360 MW to 500 MW.

Together with Seagreen’s 1,075 MW to be installed with the first 114 turbines, this will bring the project’s total installed capacity to 1,575 MW.

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The first phase of Seagreen which is now under construction will connect to the grid in in Tealing, Angus, while the further 500 MW from Seagreen 1A will come on land in Cockenzie, East Lothian.

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