Seagreen picks Port of Nigg as WTG pre-assembly site
Seagreen, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and SSE Renewables, has picked the Port of Nigg as the pre-assembly site for the world’s deepest fixed foundation offshore wind project. Multiple contracts have been signed with Global Port Services, owned by Global Energy Group, to support the Seagreen project with site enabling works for the pre-assembly construction of wind turbine components (WTGs) at their Port of Nigg facility.
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.
Speaking about the contract award, Alistair Gordon, Executive Officer for Global Port Services, said, “We are delighted to support yet another significant project for wind energy in Scotland, working with Seagreen, Vestas and BMS A/S for the site enabling, storage, assembly and load out of these key components for what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.”
Alistair added, “Won on the back of the successes of the Siemens Beatrice and Vestas Moray East offshore wind pre-assembly contracts, which were also Scotland’s largest OWFs at the time, the new contract awards are an accolade to the excellent logistics support services and dedicated facilities on offer at Nigg, and it marks the first major project to be secured for the new East Quay, of which I hope there will be many more.”
The overall pre-assembly construction project is supporting more than 100 skilled jobs at the Port of Nigg, delivering a green jobs boost and significant economic benefit to the Highlands and Scotland.