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The £3bn Seagreen offshore wind farm development is under construction.

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.

Phase One within the Zone includes the development of two offshore windfarms Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo, located over 27km from the Angus coastline.

 

Seagreen Phase One is forecast to provide low carbon energy for around 1 million homes.

Balhungie Cable Route Variation Proposal Consultation

We are considering seeking planning permission for a short section of alternative onshore cable route on land between the A930 and Balhungie Farm to that approved under the current planning consent.

Due to Covid-19, we are holding our consultation online. Please click 'Find out more' to visit our consultation page.

On Monday 13 July, we will be holding a live Youtube session where you can virtually 'meet the team', find out more about our proposal and ask questions. The session will run between 6pm and 8pm.

The link to the live session is on our consultation page, via the 'Find out more' link.

Contract for Difference (CfD)

In September 2019, Seagreen secured a 15-year CfD contract awarded by the UK Government for 454MW, representing 42% of the total project capacity.

 

We will be building out the project to 1,075MW (114 turbines).

Map shows the location of the Seagreen Phase One offshore wind farm.

Some key project statistics are shown below:

PHASE 1

DEVELOPMENT AREA

400km2

Approx.

TOTAL DISTANCE OFFSHORE

27km

From Angus coastline at its nearest point

PHASE 1 POTENTIAL CAPACITY

1.5GW

Up to

NUMBER OF HOMES POWERED

1million

Approx.
Around 40% of all Scottish households

LIFETIME EXPECTED EXPENDITURE

£5.7bn

The extent of project expenditure is not yet known accurately, and so has been estimated based on published sources applicable to the offshore wind industry and BIggar Economics experience of the offshore wind energy sector.

POTENTIAL OPERATIONAL JOBS

410

Up to
Annually across the UK

Figures quoted are based on the most recent socio-economic study commissioned for the project in 2018. 

To view this report click here

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