Seaway7 transports Seagreeen wind turbine foundations

The wind turbine foundations for the Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland will soon be transported from the Port of Nigg, to their future home in the north sea. The transport is being handled by Seaway7, the main contractor for Seagreen.

The Seagreen offshore wind farm is located on Scotland’s east coast, 27km off the coast of Angus. The foundations will be the deepest tethered in the world, measuring 95 metres each, which is approximately the size of the Big Ben Tower in London.

The foundations weigh 2,000 tonnes each. Once the 114 turbines are installed on the foundations, each structure will be 280 metres tall, which is almost the height of the United Kingdom’s tallest building, the Shard.

The foundations will be transported from the Global Energy Group’s Port of Nigg marshalling port, in the Highlands, to the Seagreen wind farm in the North Sea via barge, which is scheduled to take 36 hours.

The substation jacket and offshore platform topside are already in place. Marshalling operations for wind turbine parts also started last year.

This wind farm is a 1.1Gw £3bn joint venture between SSE Renewables and Total Energies. It is scheduled to be completed in 2023, by which time it should generate clean electricity for 1.6m homes.

Author: Emma Dailey

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