MHI Vestas wins major contract in Scotland

PRESS RELEASE – MHI Vestas has been awarded a large offshore wind contract by Seagreen Wind Energy to supply 114 10MW turbines for the Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland. When complete, the Seagreen project will be Scotland’s largest single source of renewable power.

The contract will see MHI Vestas manufacture and install turbines at the 1,140MW Seagreen site, which is located off the coast of Fife, and includes a 15-year service agreement. It is MHI Vestas’ fourth project in Scotland.

The negotiations were finalised amidst the corona crisis. “We have been able to reach this milestone during Covid-19, with major decisions being taken over videoconference. It is encouraging to see that, even in these challenging times, the offshore wind industry can collaborate as a pioneering force driving the world towards a green recovery”, comments Henrik Jensen, chief sales officer at MHI Vestas.

The Seagreen contract helps MHI Vestas to cement its position in the UK with service operations based in Scotland and blades being supplied from the Isle of Wight blades manufacturing facility.

When finished, the Seagreen OWF will provide around 5,000GWh of clean renewable energy annually, supplying the energy needs of around one million homes and saving around 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year. Seagreen is wholly-owned by SSE Renewables.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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