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 (firstname.lastname@example.org / 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.
Environmental benefits from 114 turbines currently being installed will include:
A significant addition to the UK's clean energy generation capacity
tonnes co2 avoided
Helping to meet the UK's clean air targets
from Angus coast
Visual impact is minimal
Estimated benefits for Scotland
to the economy
Providing a significant contribution to the Scottish economy
Based at our operational base at Montrose Port, Angus