The Seagreen offshore wind farm, located 27 kilometers off the coast of Angus in Scotland, has begun producing power, according to TotalEnergies and its partner SSE Renewables.
The first turbine, of a total of 114, was commissioned in the early hours of Monday morning. The aim is for the 1075 MW farm to be fully operational in the first half of 2023. The $4.3 billion Seagreen project will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm and the world’s deepest fixed bottom wind farm as it is being developed in 59 meters of water depth.
In the wee hours of Monday morning, the first of 114 turbines was put into service. In the first half of 2023, the 1075 MW farm is expected to be completely operational. Due to its development in 59 meters of water, the $4.3 billion Seagreen project will be both the world’s deepest fixed bottom wind farm and Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.
“We are delighted to announce the start of power generation from Seagreen, our first offshore wind steps in the UK North Sea” said Vincent Stoquart, Senior Vice President Renewables at TotalEnergies.
“The project has already brought several benefits to the local community, the UK supply chain and, once completed, Seagreen will make a significant contribution to Scotland and the UK’s ambitious renewable energy targets,” said Paul Cooley, Director of Offshore Wind, SSE Renewables.
To purchase a 51% interest in the Seagreen project by June 2020, TotalEnergies and SSE Renewables reached an agreement. The 1075 megawatt capacity of Seagreen (MW).
The facility will generate around 5 terawatt hours (TWh) of renewable electricity annually once it is fully operational, which is sufficient to power 1.6 million households.