The Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm is Scotland's largest, located around 27km from the coast of Angus in the North Sea.
A joint venture between TotalEnergies (51%) and SSE Renewables (49%), Seagreen is also the holder of the record for the world's deepest fixed bottom foundation^.
114 turbines are now installed with a total generating capacity of 1,075MW. Following first power in August 2022 the site became fully operational in October 2023. Power is exported via around 19km of underground cables from landfall at Carnoustie to a new substation at Tealing near Dundee.
The 114 turbines can provide enough green energy to power more than 1.6 million homes, equivalent to two-thirds of all Scottish homes*. They will also displace over 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from electricity generated by fossil fuels every year – similar to removing more than a third of all of Scotland’s annual car emissions and making a significant contribution to Scotland’s net-zero ambition by 2045*.
Seagreen was consented with permission to install 150 offshore wind turbines.
The remaining 36 offshore wind turbines are consented but not yet constructed. The power will be exported to the grid via Cockenzie, East Lothian. Information relating to this connection can be found here.
In January 2022 we submitted a Screening Report to Marine Scotland to increase the size of the 36 consented turbines. You can find out more about this Screening Report by clicking here.