A history of milestones
Seagreen has been a decade in the making during which time we've celebrated many project milestones. Although some were perhaps smaller than others, each was important as we brought Seagreen through the development and construction phases resulting in Scotland's largest offshore wind farm which became operational in October 2023.
Some of our favourite milestone's are listed below and many link to the associated news stories:
Seagreen became fully operational in October 2023
The 5,100t jacket for the offshore platform being installed in January 2022
The first turbine jackets arriving at site for installation in October 2021
Onshore construction begins on the 19.5km cable route from Carnoustie to Tealing, near Dundee.
Work begins at the new Operations and Maintenance Base at Montrose, led by local contractors Pert-Bruce.
Angus Council approves two applications relating to the onshore cable route allowing work to begin.
SSER sells a 51% stake in Seagreen to TotalEnergies. SSER will lead on the construction and operational phases.
SSE Renewables takes the final investment decision to proceed with Seagreen.
Voluntary land agreement with Angus Council, Carnoustie Golf Links and other landowners allowing development of cable route to Tealing.
Angus Council grants planning permission for the Tealing substation zone.
15 year Contract for Difference (CfD) awarded by the UK Government for 454MW.
Montrose Port is selected as the preferred location of Seagreen's long term operational home.
Seagreen hosts a series of successful 'Meet the Buyer' roadshows in Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness.
Optimised application sent to Scottish Ministers for improved designs of the consented wind farms in using fewer, larger, higher capacity turbines and a monopile foundation option.
Scottish Ministers approve the application to remove the capacity limits.
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.
The consents awarded in 2014 are confirmed following legal challenge by the RSPB.
Scottish Ministers award consent for Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo.
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).
Applications submitted for Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo for development consent to construct and operate wind farms in the Firth of Forth Development Zone.
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.