June 15, 2020
MHI Vestas UK pipeline enhanced with Seagreen firm order
Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd finalises turbine supply contract with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for 114 turbines for Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.
The Seagreen project, which will be Scotland’s single largest source of renewable energy when complete, has today finalised the firm order for 114 V164-10 MW turbines from MHI Vestas, to be installed off the coast of Fife in 2021. Seagreen will be built out to 1,075 MW capacity.
The contract will see MHI Vestas manufacture and install turbines at the 1,140MW Seagreen site, its fourth project in Scotland. MHI Vestas has also signed a service and maintenance agreement at the project for a period of 15 years.
“We are very pleased to have secured the firm order for turbine supply at Seagreen, which is the largest project under development in Scotland,” said Henrik Jensen, Chief Sales Officer at MHI Vestas. “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.”
“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,” noted Julian Brown, UK Country Manager at MHI Vestas. “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.”
The Seagreen project has been under development since 2010, when it was part of the award to exclusive development rights for the Firth of Forth Zone of the UK’s Round 3 offshore wind farm development programme.
John Hill, Seagreen Project Director, said: “We’re delighted to have finalised 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 realising the project and the construction of what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.”
Seagreen will provide around 5,000GWh annually of clean renewable energy, supplying the energy needs of around one million homes and saving around 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
For further information contact:
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
T: +45 2575 0427
About MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S (50%) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (50%). The company’s focus is to design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. The company aims to create sustainable value through offshore wind power by driving capital and operating savings and increasing the power output of wind turbines. An innovative force in offshore wind since its inception in 2014, the company is guided by its founding principles of collaboration, trust, technology and commitment. For more information, see www.mhivestasoffshore.com or follow @MHIVestas on Twitter.
Seagreen is an offshore wind farm development wholly owned by Perth based energy company SSE Renewables. In September 2019, Seagreen secured a 15-year CfD contract awarded by the UK Government for 454MW, representing 42% of the total project capacity. SSE Renewables is planning to build out the project to 1,075MW (114 turbines). Seagreen will be the largest offshore wind farm in Scotland and is forecast to provide low carbon energy for around 1 million homes.
About SSE Renewables
SSE Renewables is a leading developer, owner and operator of renewable energy across the UK and Ireland, with a portfolio of around 4GW of onshore wind, offshore wind and hydro. Part of the FTSE-listed SSE plc, its strategy is to drive the transition to a net-zero carbon future through the world class development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets.
SSE Renewables owns nearly 2GW of onshore wind capacity with over 1GW under development. Its 1,450MW hydro portfolio includes 300MW of pumped storage and 750MW of flexible hydro. Its operational offshore wind portfolio consists of 580MW across three offshore sites, two of which it operates on behalf of its joint venture partners. SSE Renewables has the largest offshore wind development pipeline in the UK and Ireland at over 7GW and has an onshore wind pipeline across both markets in excess of 1GW.