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Seagreen Announces MHI Vestas as Preferred Supplier for Turbines

Aarhus, Denmark - MHI Vestas has entered into a preferred supplier agreement with Seagreen Wind Energy Limited to supply and service up to 114 wind turbines for the Seagreen Offshore Windfarm, Scotland’s newest and largest offshore wind farm. The offshore project is build by SSE Renewables.

“We’re really pleased to welcome MHI Vestas to the Seagreen project as our preferred turbine supplier and look forward to working with them to harness the power of North Sea wind with their proven offshore turbine technology“, saidt John Hill, Seagreen Project Director at SSE Renewables.

“Scotland is a burgeoning centre for offshore wind and we are keen to work closely with both the Scottish and UK supply chain to create real value for the local communities as this project becomes a reality. We see the project as a major step forward for the offshore wind industry in the UK, and Scotland in particular“, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore, said:

According to MHI Vestas, the site will provide around 5,000GWh annually of clean, low carbon renewable energy for around one million homes and saving around two million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd. Is an offshore wind farm development wholly owned by Perth-based energy company SSE Renewables. In 2010 Seagreen was awarded exclusive development rights by the Crown Estate for the Firth of Forth Zone of the UK’s Round 3 offshore wind farm development programme. Seagreen Phase 1 within the zone was successful in the latest UK Government Contract for Difference (CfD) auction for low carbon power. Located 27km off the Angus Coast in the Firth of Forth, the project secured a 15-year contract for 454 megawatts (MW) at a strike price of £41.61/MWh in auction delivery year 2024/25. The CfD contract represents 42% of the total project capacity although SSE Renewables is planning to build out the project to 1,075MW capacity.

Source: IWR Online, 23 Oct 2019