Global Energy Group’s (GEG) port of Nigg, Scotland, has been selected as the marshalling, storage and logistics base for 114 wind turbine foundation structures destined for the Seagreen offshore wind farm.
The 1,075 MW Seagreen offshore wind farm, which is being developed by SSE Renewables and Total, is located 27 km off the coast of Angus in the North Sea firth and, upon completion, will be the largest and deepest offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland. Seaway 7 is acting as the foundation and inter-array cable EPC and installation contractor.
Foundation installation at Seagreen is expected to commence in the second half of 2021 and last for a period of 12 months. Heavy lift vessels will deliver the foundations to the port, before being shipped out to the North Sea for installation. After jacket foundations are installed, Vestas V164-10 MW turbines will be positioned on each of the 114 bases.
Tim Cornelius, ceo of GEG, commented: “The heavy load bearing capacity and deepwater quayside together with the facility’s strategic location and onsite, experienced, support services make the port of Nigg the ideal choice for the execution of projects of this scale.”