Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm now fully operational
- First Minister Humza Yousaf says Seagreen milestone takes Scotland a step closer to net zero
- UK’s newest offshore wind farm is generating enough renewable energy to power almost 1.6 million homes annually
- Seagreen is now Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest fixed-bottom offshore wind farm
17 October 2023: SSE Renewables, part of SSE plc, and its partner TotalEnergies have announced all 114 Vestas V164-10.0 MW turbines at the 1.1GW Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Scotland are now fully operational and are generating clean, renewable energy to Britain’s power grid.
Situated 27km off the Angus coast in the North Sea’s Firth of Forth, Seagreen is now Scotland’s largest wind farm as well as the world’s deepest fixed-bottom offshore wind farm, with its deepest foundation installed at a record 58.7 metres below sea level^. Seagreen is operated from a dedicated onshore Operations and Maintenance Base at Montrose Port.
The 1,075MW project has the capacity to generate enough renewable electricity to power almost 1.6 million homes annually, equivalent to two-thirds of all Scottish homes*. Seagreen also has the capability to displace over 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from electricity generated by fossil fuels every year – making a significant contribution to Scotland’s net-zero ambition by 2045*.
The news has been warmly welcomed by the Scottish and UK governments.
Read the publication from SSE Renewables.