MHI Vestas and Seagreen Wind Energy have finalized a supply contract for 114 turbines for Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.
The Seagreen project, which will be the single largest renewable energy source in Scotland when completed, finalized the firm order for MHI Vestas’ 114 V164-10 MW turbines to be installed off Fife’s coast in 2021. Seagreen will be built out to 1.075 MW capacity.
The contract will see MHI Vestas manufacture and install turbines at its fourth project in Scotland, the 1.140MW site in Seagreen. MHI Vestas has also signed a 15-year operation and maintenance contract at the plant.
“We are very pleased to have secured the firm order for turbine supply at Seagreen, which is the largest project under development in Scotland. We have been able to reach this milestone even during Covid-19, with major decisions being taken over videoconference. 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.“Henrik Jensen, chief sales officer at MHI Vestas.
“The Seagreen 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 Isle of Wight blades manufacturing facility. The project will be supported by our technician apprenticeship programme based in Scotland and provides further opportunities for development of the UK supply chain, delivering sustainable and high value jobs in offshore wind. We look forward to working with our partners across Scotland and the northeast to build and install the 114 turbines at Seagreen.“Julian Brown, UK country manager at MHI Vestas.
“We’re delighted to have finalized the turbine supply contract with MHI Vestas for the 114 turbines for installation at Seagreen offshore wind farm. We are looking forward to using the proven offshore turbine technology of MHI Vestas to harness the power of North Sea wind to provide new green energy for Scotland and the UK. The conclusion of this contract is yet another step towards realizing the project and the construction of what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.“John Hill, Seagreen project director.
Seagreen will provide about 5.000GWh of clean renewable energy per year, meeting the electricity needs of around one million homes and saving around 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions yearly.