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Montrose set to host base for Seagreen windfarm

Montrose Port has been selected as the preferred operations and maintenance base for the Seagreen offshore wind farm. The news comes after the project’s successful bid in the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference Auction.

The windfarm, which represents a lifetime investment of around £6 billion is owned by Perth-based SSE Renewables. It will be Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm and is expected to produce enough engery to power over 40% of all households in Scotland.

At more than 27Km off the Angus coastline, it is the furthest from shore of any Scottish offshore windfarm. John Hill, Seagreen project director, said: “The operations and maintenance base will play an important role in the day-to-day running of Seagreen and we’re pleased to confirm Montrose as our preferred home.

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