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Seagreen is a £3bn offshore wind farm development owned by SSE Renewables (49%) and Total (51%).

SSE Renewables is a leading developer 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 future through the world class development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets.  

 

SSE Renewables owns nearly 2GW of operational onshore wind capacity with over 1GW under development. Its 1,459MW hydro portfolio includes 300MW of pumped storage and 750MW of flexible hydro. 

SSE Renewables is a leading developer and owner of offshore wind energy across the UK and Ireland.  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 6GW.  In 2019, SSE Renewables was successful in securing 15-year contracts for 2.2GW of new offshore wind energy in the UK Government's most recent auction for low carbon power, including Dogger Bank Wind Farm which it is co-developing with Equinor and will be the world's largest offshore wind farm when complete, and Seagreen which it is co-developing with Total and will become Scotland's biggest wind farm.

SSE Renewables offshore wind activities include:

Ten years of development

In 2010, the Crown Estate awarded Seagreen Wind Energy Limited the exclusive development rights for the Firth of Forth Zone of the UK's Round 3 offshore wind farm development programme.

 

The Zone is located over 27km from the Angus coastline, covering an area of around 2,850Km2 in the outer Firth of Forth.

Seagreen has since worked closely with stakeholders and undertaken extensive surveys and assessments to develop a number of projects within the Zone.  The Zone is being developed in two distinct phases:

Phase One - Up to 1.5GW in the northern area of the Zone

Berwick Bank and Marr Bank wind farms (formerly Seagreen 2&3) – in development – please click here for more information’

In October 2014, Scottish Ministers gave consent for the development of Seagreen Phase One, now known simply as Seagreen.

The electricity generated by Seagreen will be delivered to a new onshore substation at Tealing (near Dundee) via subsea and underground cables for onward transmission on the national electricity transmission system.

Sensitively located

The location and layout of the Seagreen offshore wind farm has included extensive assessment taking into account the potential impacts on marine wildlife, bird populations and landscape and visual.

The map shows the locations of the Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo development areas in the northern area of the Firth of Forth Zone.

The projects are now being developed as one under the name of Seagreen.

This map shows the position of Seagreen in relation to other offshore consented wind farm developments.

You can find out more about Berwick Bank and Marr Bank (in development) by clicking here.

This map shows the export cable route from the site to the Tealing substation.

 

The electricity generated by Seagreen will be transmitted to the substation via subsea and underground cables.

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