Seagreen Wind Energy has finalised a turbine supply contract with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for turbines for what will be Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm
The Seagreen project will see MHI Vestas supply 114 V164-10 MW turbines. They will be installed off the coast of Fife in 2021. Seagreen will be built out to 1,075 MW capacity.
The contract is MHI Vestas’ fourth project in Scotland. The company has also signed a 15-year service and maintenance agreement at the project.
MHI Vestas chief sales officer Henrik Jensen said, “We are very pleased to have secured a firm order for Seagreen. We were able to reach this milestone during the Covid-19 pandemic, with major decisions being taken by video conference. It is encouraging to see that, even in these challenging times, the offshore wind industry can collaborate as a pioneering force driving the world towards a green recovery.”
MHI Vestas country manager UK Julian Brown said the contract will further secure the presence of MHI Vestas in the UK, with service operations based in Scotland serving the project and blades supplied from the company’s Isle of Wight manufacturing facility.
“The project will be supported by our technician apprenticeship programme based in Scotland and provides further opportunities to develop the UK supply chain, delivering sustainable and high value jobs in offshore wind,” Mr Brown said.
The Seagreen project has been under development since 2010 when it was part of an award for exclusive development rights for the Firth of Forth Zone in the UK’s Round 3 offshore wind development programme. It will provide around 5,000 GWh annually of clean energy.