World's deepest offshore wind farm complete

World’s deepest offshore wind farm complete

Photo: Cadeler

The United Kingdom’s energy transition has hit another milestone with the final wind turbine installation at the Seagreen, the world’s deepest offshore wind farm. Seagreen wind farm, a joint venture between SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies, already has 76 of 114 Vestas V164-10.0 MW turbines energised at the site, which is located 27 kilometres from the Angus coast, now producing more than two thirds of Seagreen’s full capacity power to the grid.

The windfarm installation vessel Wind Orca has completed the last heavy lift at the project which is now Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest fixed bottom offshore wind farm. Cadeler noted that on 25 locations the water depth exceeded 55 metres with the deepest installed having a water depth of an impressive 59 metres.

Cadeler moves on to the next one

Over the past weekend Cadeler and the team of its Wind Osprey departed the port of Eemshaven to begin the execution of yet another wind farm project off the coast of the Netherlands.

For the next couple of months, Cadeler will support Van Oord with the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm project. When completed, it will consist of 69 Siemens Gamesa 11MW offshore wind turbines and will have a capacity of 759 MW, enough to cover the demand of more than one million Dutch households a year with renewable energy.

Cadeler moves on to the next one 
Photo: Cadeler

The wind farm is developed and operated by CrossWind, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco.

The Hollandse Kust Noord project will consist of the same 11MW Siemens Gamesa turbines that were installed on the Hollandse Kust Zuid project. The company will be able to use the same seafastening principles and know-how as the project it has just completed.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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