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November 26 (Renewables Now) - Dutch marine contractor Van Oord has been engaged to install scour protection around the wind turbine foundations at the 1.1-GW Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scottish waters, the company said on Friday.
Van Oord was awarded the contract by Seaway 7, which last year was selected to install the foundations and the inter-array cables for the offshore wind farm. Seagreen is a joint venture between SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies (EPA:TTE).
The wind farm will have 114 wind turbines installed on three-legged jacket foundations, which require scour protection, or high precision rock installation around the jackets, to prevent erosion.
Van Oord said it is deploying high dynamic flexible fallpipe vessel Bravenes for the project which commenced at the end of October. It will also deploy flexible fallpipe vessel Nordnes to install scour protection on several cable crossings.
Seagreen will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm once up and running.