The developers of the Seagreen offshore wind farm off the coast of Angus have confirmed the first of its 114 turbines is now generating energy.
SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies joined forces to deliver the wind farm, taking 49% and 51% stakes, respectively.
The partnership announced on Tuesday, 23 August, that the first power generation is now underway at the array.
By this time next year, the 1075MW project should be fully operational.
If successful, Seagreen will produce five TWh of renewable electricity each year.
SSE Renewables is managing the site, which will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm once fully operational.
It will steal this title from the 950MW Moray East project.
“We often talk about key milestones along a project’s journey, and Seagreen has had a number to date, but to see this turbine turning in the North Sea and to have reached first power safely is a fantastic achievement for everyone connected to the project,” said SSE Renewables’ director of offshore wind Paul Cooley.
“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.”
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