First turbine installed at 1.1-GW Seagreen offshore complex in Scotland
The first V164-10.0 MW turbine at Seagreen. Image by: SSE Renewables.
The first Vestas V164-10.0 MW turbine has been erected at the 1.1-GW Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scottish waters, project owners SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies (EPA:TTE) said this week.
The joint venture (JV) project, calling for an investment of GBP 3 billion (USD 3.96bn/EUR 3.5bn), is set to become Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest fixed bottom offshore wind farm once up and running in 2023.
With a total capacity of 1,075 MW, Seagreen is being built 27 km (16.8 miles) off the Angus Coast in the Firth of Forth. Its 114 turbines will be capable of producing around 5,000 GWh of electricity that will be enough to supply around 1.6 million homes. It will be the first one globally having the V164-10.0 MW turbines. The machines will be mounted on three-legged jacket foundations.
SSE Renewables is handling all development and construction works and will also operate the wind farm. The plant’s output will be sold through corporate power purchase agreements (CPPAs) that will be awarded in competitive tenders. Business customers will be able to buy power in blocks of 20 MW or 100 GWh per year, SSE and TotalEnergies said this summer.
First power from Seagreen is expected to be lauded by early next year.
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