Swire Blue Ocean lands contract for Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm

PRESS RELEASE – Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) will transport and install the wind turbine generators for the Seagreen offshore windfarm in Scotland. Seagreen is located 27 kilometres off the east coast of Scotland in the offshore wind market’s deepest waters utilising fixed foundations.

The contract was awarded to SBO by by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. Once completed, the project will be Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm, covering the energy needs of approximately one million homes. SBO expects to commence the installation of 114 V164-10 MW turbines in the second half of 2021.

‘We are delighted that MHI Vestas has selected SBO for the installation of wind turbine generators at Seagreen. We look forward to a successful collaboration with our project partners as we develop and execute this exciting project located at a complex site. Operating on difficult sites is one of our key competences,’ says CCO, Swire Blue Ocean, Jacob Gregersen.

Over the course of the project, SBO will be working in close collaboration with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, SSE Renewables and Total. In 2019, SBO completed the installation of 84 wind turbines on the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm in the UK, owned by SSE Renewables, CIP, and Red Rock Power. In 2018, SBO and MHI Vestas worked together to install two V164-8.8 and nine V164-8.4 turbines on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre near Aberdeen.

Picture: Pacific Osprey installing WTG (by SBO).

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

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