Delivery of Vestas turbine parts for Seagreen project well underway

Delivery of Vestas turbine parts for Seagreen project well underway

Photo source: SSE Renewables

Delivery of parts for Scotland’s biggest and the world’s deepest fixed bottom offshore wind farm, Seagreen, is well underway. Marshalling operations for wind turbine parts have commenced at Able Seaton port in Hartlepool. 

All the part for the project’s Vestas V164-10.0 MW turbines, including blades, nacelles, and the supporting towers, are being delivered to Vestas’ base in the North-East of England. In the last few weeks, SSE Renewables and joint-venture partner TotalEnergies kickstarted the installation of turbine foundations at the 1.1GW project site, 27 km off the Angus coast in Scotland.

The campaign to fit the turbine parts at the £3 billlion Seagreen project is expected to commence in late 2021 and will run in tandem with the continuing campaign to fit the turbine foundations, also known as jackets.

First power is expected in spring 2022 with the 114-turbine wind farm expected to be fully commissioned in 2023.

Earlier this year, Vestas announced that 87 percent of the V164 blades for the 1,075 MW Seagreen project would be manufactured in the UK. Of the 114 blade sets to be installed at the Seagreen project, 99 blade sets, or 297 blades in total, are being produced domestically. Production for the Seagreen project is taking place at the company’s Isle of Wight facility.

The High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) offshore substation platform jacket and piles have been loaded out recently by Petrofac. The superstructure has been loaded at the Eversendai Offshore’s facility in the UAE onto the Dongbang Giant No: 8.

The project is being developed by SSE Renewables (49 percent) and TotalEnergies (51 percent).

Author: Adnan Bajic

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