Seagreen 1A gets the green light

In a milestone for the Seagreen 1A offshore wind farm, the Scottish government has consented its Marine Licence application.

This application concerns the project’s offshore elements, which include the 110 km-long export coble that will join the turbines to the grid at Cockenzie, East Lothian. Proposals for onshore elements were approved by East Lothian Council in August.


The Seagreen 1A project is part of the broader Seagreen project: the first 114 turbines will connect at Tealing, Angus and are currently under construction in the Firth of Forth. This phase concerns the remaining 36.


“The Marine Licence is an important milestone for the Seagreen 1A project and this positive decision by Scottish Ministers underlines the Scottish Government’s strong support for renewables and the green recovery.  We would like to thank all consultees and the local community for their time and input into the project to date”, said Michael Walker, Lead Consents Manager for Seagreen.


“Seagreen 1A will allow connection of the remaining 36 turbines of what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm and will be pivotal for Scotland to reach the Scottish Government’s net zero targets."


Developed by SSE and Total, the Seagreen project is located 27 km off the Angus Coast in the Firth of Forth. It will be operated by Seagreen Wind Energy Limited. In September 2019, Seagreen secured a 15-year CfD contract awarded by the UK government. SSE Renewables is leading on the development and construction of the first 1,140 MW phase, supported by Total, and will operate the asset on completion, which is expected in 2022/23.


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