Seagreen Wind Energy Limited is an offshore wind farm development wholly owned by SSE Renewables, a leading renewable energy developer based in Scotland. Once complete, the project will inherit Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm’s, developed and operated by SSE Renewables, title of Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.
The project secured a 15-year CfD contract in 2019, for 454MW. SSE Renewables is planning to build out the project to 1,075MW capacity (up to 114 turbines).
Situated over 27km from the Angus coastline at its closest point, the project will be capable of powering up to 1 million homes each year with low carbon, renewable energy.
Seagreen will be one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in Scotland, bringing a wealth opportunity for businesses of all sizes across a wide range of disciplines and will support a significant number of jobs during construction and through its operational life. Montrose Port has already been confirmed as the preferred location for the Operations and Maintenance base and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will lead as preferred supplier for turbines and operational servicing.
SSE Renewables, and the project’s Tier 1 suppliers, aim to utilise as many local, Scottish and UK based suppliers where reasonably possible during all stages of the development.
Supply chain opportunities exist throughout the ongoing development phase and will, subject to the relevant consents and a positive Financial Investment Decision, ramp up significantly through the construction phase which is likely to be in the region of three years. There will be significant opportunities throughout the long term operational phase which is typically for 25 years.