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Our history

The onshore cable route

We have already celebrated some significant milestones some of which are highlighted below.

The highlights with a green border can be clicked on to be taken to the corresponding news story for more information.

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Image:  The 5,100t jacket for the offshore platform being installed in January 2022.

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Image:  The first turbine jackets arriving at site for installation in October 2021.


January 2020 : Angus Council grants planning permission for the Tealing Substation zone.

May 2020 : Voluntary land agreement reached with Angus Council, Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee and other landowners to allow development of the underground cable route to Tealing.

June 2020 : SSE Renewables agrees to sell a 51% stake in Seagreen to TotalEnergies - SSER will continue to lead on development and construction supported by TotalEnergies.

June 2020 : SSE Renewables takes final investment decision to proceed with Seagreen.

June 2020 : Angus Council approves two applications relating to the export cable route allowing for works to commence.

December 2020 : Construction begins on new Operations and Maintenance base at Montrose Port undertaken by local contractors Pert-Bruce.

December 2020 : Onshore construction begins on the 19km cable route from Carnoustie to Tealing, near Dundee.


2019 : Submitted details to Angus Council Planning Department with the aim of discharging the Matters Specified on the Planning Permission in Principal for the onshore works.

2019 : 15 year Contract for Difference (CfD) awarded by UK Government for 454MW.

2019 : Montrose Port, on Scotland's East Coast is selected by SSE Renewables as the preferred location for the Seagreen Operations and Maintenance base.

2019 : Seagreen hosts successful and well attended 'Meet the Buyer' roadshow supported by Tier One contractors in Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness.

2017 - 2018

2017 : The consents awarded in 2014 were confirmed following legal challenge by the RSPB.

2018 : Application sent to Marine Scotland to vary the 2014 consents to remove the capacity limits to recognise advances in turbine technology and allow installation of higher capacity turbines.

2018 : Scottish Ministers approve the application to remove the capacity limits.

2018 : Optimised application sent to Scottish Ministers for improved designs of the consented wind farms in using fewer, larger, higher capacity turbines including a monopile foundation option.

2010 - 2014

2010 : Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd awarded exclusive development rights to the Firth of Forth Round 3 Offshore Wind Farm Development Zone (Zone 2) by the Crown Estate.

2012: Applications submitted by Seagreen Alpha and Bravo for development consent to construct and operate two offshore wind farms in the Firth of Forth Development Zone.

2013 : Angus Council granted in principal an application for the Onshore Transmission Asset (the infrastructure required from landfall at Carnoustie to a new substation at Tealing).

2014 : Scottish Ministers award consent for Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo.

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