Swire Blue Ocean scores Seagreen contract

In: VesselsWindfarms
20/07/2020
Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) has secured a contract with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the transportation and installation of wind turbine generators at the Seagreen offshore wind farm.

SBO expects to commence the installation of 114
V164-10 MW turbines in the second half of 2021. Over the course of the project, SBO will be working in close collaboration with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, SSE Renewables and Total.

“We are delighted that MHI Vestas has selected SBO for the installation of wind turbine generators at Seagreen. We look forward to a successful collaboration with our project partners as we develop and execute this exciting project located at a complex site. Operating on difficult sites is one of our key competences,
” said  Jacob Gregerson, CCO at Swire Blue Ocean.

“This agreement between MHI Vestas and SBO for the Seagreen project exemplifies the strong and cooperative partnership that we have developed over the years. We look forward to continuing our close collaboration and ensuring a safe and successful execution of the project,”
said Dennis Mordhorst, Head of Marine Operations & Vessel Management at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

In 2019, SBO completed the installation of 84 wind turbines on the
Beatrice offshore wind farm, owned by SSE Renewables, CIP, and Red Rock Power.  In 2018, SBO and MHI Vestas worked together to install two V164-8.8 and nine V164-8.4 turbines on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre near Aberdeen.

“SBO is extremely proud to add a third Scottish project to our track record. Upon completion of Seagreen, offshore wind turbines installed by our vessels should be capable of meeting the energy needs of more than half of Scottish households; which is a great achievement for our company. We could not have reached this phenomenal milestone without committed project partners such as MHI Vestas and SSE, companies that have demonstrated dedication to the expansion of offshore wind in Scotland,”
says CEO, SBO, Mikkel Gleerup.

The
Seagreen offshore wind farm is a 1,075 MW project, located 27 km off the Angus Coast in the Firth of Forth. It will be developed and operated by Seagreen Wind Energy Limited. Once constructed, the wind farm will be the largest in Scotland and Phase One is expected to provide low carbon energy for around one million homes.

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. The project will feature 114 MHI Vestas
V164-10 MW turbines.

SSE Renewables
recently announced the final investment decision (FID) for the 1,075 MW Seagreen 1 offshore wind development, alongside an agreement to sell a 51% stake in Seagreen 1 to Total SA.

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