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.

 

We are currently consulting with local Community Councils about the set-up, criteria and administration of our Community Fund which has been confirmed at £1.8m. 

 

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

 

More details about the Seagreen Community Fund will be made available in due course.

 

 

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

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Benefits

Environmental benefits will include:

1.3m

|Approx.

homes powered

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

1.6m

Over

tonnes co2 avoided

Helping to meet the UK's clean air targets

27km

Over

from Angus coast

Visual impact is minimal

Estimated benefits for Scotland

£1bn

Over

to the economy

Providing a significant contribution to the Scottish economy

400

Approx.

construction jobs

60

Up to

operational roles

Based at our operational base at Montrose Port, Angus

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