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The Seagreen benefits

Given the scale of the project, significant added economic benefit will occur throughout the project lifecycle across all parts of the local, regional and national economy, with the addition of important local contracting and permanent employment opportunities.

The Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm is committed to supporting the communities who live near our development. We are passionate about being a responsible neighbour who will work with communities to develop a local community benefit programme which will enable support for positive and transformational local projects.

Seagreen is fully committed to a £1.8M community benefit fund which will be divided between 6 Community Councils (£300,000 each). This fund has been developed in line with Scottish Government guidance and SSE policy and we feel it sits well within the wider package of benefits that will come from the project. 


We have spoken with the community councils to establish the best models for delivering funding and funds will be administered by SSE’s Community Investment Team who will work alongside local representatives to deliver this fund.  

The Fund will be managed by SSE’s experienced in-house Community Investment Manager Craig Mullen ( / 07384 452823) alongside local representatives.

You can find out more about the Funds by clicking here.

We are also committed to working with local colleges and supporting apprenticeships through our Contractors to develop the future workforce and provide a pathway for school leavers into the offshore wind and wider energy sector.  We have established a separate £400,000 STEM Fund focused on supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) based skills development in Dundee and Angus.


From this fund, the Seagreen project has proudly supported the creation of the new Skills for Future Lab at Arbroath with Dundee and Angus College.  Working with EDT (Engineering Development Trust) the project has also supported and facilitated virtual engagement with over 3,000 children in Dundee and Angus though an education programme which included the Future Green Leaders programme.

Environmental benefits will include:



homes powered

A significant addition to the UK's clean energy generation capacity

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tonnes co2 avoided

Helping to meet the UK's clean air targets




from Angus coast

Visual impact is minimal

Estimated benefits for Scotland
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to the economy

Providing a significant contribution to the Scottish economy




construction jobs

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Up to

operational roles

Including MHI Vestas roles

based out of Montrose Port


* 1.62 million homes powered per annum based on Typical Domestic Consumption Values in Britain (Medium Electricity Profile Class 1, 2,900kWh per household; OFGEM, January 2021), typical 50% offshore wind load factor, and installed capacity of 1.1GW.

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