Final Seagreen jacket reaches Port of Nigg

Final Seagreen jacket reaches Port of Nigg

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The long haul transportation scope for the Seagreen offshore wind project has been completed with the delivery of the final jacket to the marshalling yard at the Port of Nigg. 

Port of Nigg has been selected as the pre-assembly site by Seagreen, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and SSE Renewables. The Port of Nigg was elected as the storage, marshalling, and logistics base for the wind turbine foundation structures due to its heavy load bearing capacity and deep-water quayside, coupled with the facility’s strategic location and onsite support services.

The final Seagreen jacket has arrived at the Port of Nigg on December 18, onboard the semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Zhi Yuan Kou. In total, 23 deliveries carrying 114 jackets have been successfully and safely received at the Port of Nigg, through collaboration between Seaway7, SSE Renewables, COSCO, Global Energy Group and Mammoet.

This achievement is the culmination of more than two years of hard work since the EPICI contract was awarded to Seaway7 in June 2020, and sets a new benchmark for a successful jacket fabrication and transport project in the offshore wind industry. We look forward to completing the foundation and cables installation scope in 2023.

Seagreen will be Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest fixed foundation offshore wind farm once complete and will power more than 1.6 million homes. With a total installed generating capacity of 1,075MW, the project is due to be fully operational in summer 2023.

The WTGs are to be installed on top of offshore turbine foundations. Global Port Services are simultaneously fulfilling the storage, marshalling and logistics contracts for the 114, 95 metre-tall ‘yellow jacket’ foundation towers for Seagreen on the South Quay at the Port of Nigg, under a separate contract with Seaway7.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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