100th Turbine Stands at Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm
100 out of 114 Vestas V164-10 MW wind turbines have been installed at what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm – Seagreen – off the coast of Angus.
According to AIS, Cadeler’s wind farm installation vessel Wind Orca is at the offshore construction site 27 kilometres from the coast of Angus where it will install the remaining 14 units.
The first wind turbine was installed in early December 2021 by the Wind Osprey vessel, which was replaced by its sister vessel in April 2022.
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 59 metres, according to Cadeler’s recent social media post.
Once fully constructed, the Seagreen project, owned by TotalEnergies and SSE Renewables, will reach almost 1.6 GW.
Last year, the Scottish Ministers gave the developers 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.
The first phase of Seagreen which is now under construction will connect to the grid in Tealing, Angus, while the further 500 MW from Seagreen 1A will come on land in Cockenzie, East Lothian.
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