The jacket foundation and the accompanying pin piles for the Seagreen offshore substation have left the United Arab Emirates and are en route to Scotland, Petrofac said.
Petrofac is in charge of designing, supplying, and installing the High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) onshore and offshore substations for the 1,075 MW Seagreen offshore wind farm.
The company tapped Eversendai Offshore to construct the offshore wind substation platform topside, the jacket foundation, and the piles for the wind farm. The construction work is being carried out at Eversendai’s fabrication yard in RAK Maritime City, Ras Al Khaimah.
Located 27 kilometres off the coast of Angus, Seagreen will be Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest fixed bottom offshore wind farm.
The project is a GBP 3 billion joint venture between SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies.
SSE Renewables is leading the development and construction of the project, supported by TotalEnergies, and will operate Seagreen on completion scheduled for 2022/23.
The offshore construction phase started earlier this month with the installation of the first turbine jacket foundations.