Seaway 7 gets preferred supplier status for Scotland's 500-MW Seagreen 1A

The first V164-10.0 MW turbine at Seagreen. Image by: SSE Renewables.

June 8 (Renewables Now) - Offshore contractor Subsea 7 SA (OSL:SUBC) on Tuesday said it has been selected as the preferred contractor to install foundations and cables for the 500-MW Seagreen 1A offshore wind farm in Scottish waters.

While the final scope of the task is still being negotiated, Seaway said the job may include the full engineering, fabrication, transport and installation of the project’s 36 foundations, as well as the transportation and installation of the offshore substation and installation of inter-array cables. The award will be subject to the project securing consent and the taking of a final investment decision.

Subsea 7 said the potential contract will be “very large,” with a value of between USD 500 million (EUR 466.8m) and USD 750 million, as per its own definitions.

Seagreen 1A will become part of the larger 1,075-MW Seagreen complex, which is currently being built 27 km (16.8 miles) off the Angus Coast in the Firth of Forth. The project is owned by a partnership between SSE Renewables, a unit of UK utility SSE plc (SSE:LON), and TotalEnergies (EPA:TTE). The smaller scheme will add 36 turbines to the 114 Vestas machines being installed under the original project.

Work on Seagreen 1A is planned to be launched in 2023, with offshore activities scheduled for late 2024. The wind farm could be switched on by 2025/2026.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.934)

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