Seagreen passes onshore milestone

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 17/06/2022 SSE Renewables
Developers of the Seagreen wind farm have passed another milestone with the installation of c.19km of onshore cabling for each of three power circuits which run from landfall at Carnoustie to the project’s new substation which is currently under construction at Tealing near Dundee.

Landfall works at Carnoustie were completed earlier this year and since then the project has also completed the second of three cable pulls at landfall to support the connection of the offshore cables to the onshore cables.

Steven Reid, Seagreen’s Onshore Project Manager, said: "This has been a massive feat of engineering and has included 117 individual cables being installed along the route and has involved crossing the East Coast Main Line, the A90 and the A92 and managing the works to minimise any impact to the Carnoustie and Panmure golf courses.

"This was a key activity of the Seagreen Project to prepare for the export of first power this summer and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the teams involved, the landowners; and the local residents for the patience and understanding shown while this work was undertaken. We are now in the final phase of work of reinstatement and replanting of the land affected by the cable route which will continue to the end of the year.

"With the support of our contractors Nexans and Linxon, we are also in the process of donating a number of our cable drums to local schools in Carnoustie, Murroes and Tealing where they will be used within each school’s playgrounds."

Seagreen Offshore Windfarm is a joint venture owned by SSE Renewables and Total Energies. The wind farm is located in the outer Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay region of the North Sea, approximately 17.5 nautical miles East-southeast of the Port of Montrose, where the project Marine Coordination Centre (MCC) is located for both construction and O&M.

Once completed in late early 2023,
Seagreen will consist of 114 Vestas V164-10.0 MW turbines, the first of which was installed in December 2021. At 1.1 GW, it is one of Scotland’s largest renewable energy projects. The wind farm is expected to be capable of generating around 5,000 GWh of renewable energy annually, enough electricity to power more than 1.6 million UK homes.

SSE Renewables is leading the development and construction of the Seagreen project and will operate
Seagreen on completion for its expected 25-year lifetime.