SSE Renewables has appointed Nexans as the preferred supplier to design, supply and install the onshore and offshore export cable for its 1,075MW Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm.
The announcement comes ahead of SSE Renewables’ Meet the Buyer events taking place this week in Inverness, Aberdeen and Dundee to enable businesses to gear up to bid for contracts for Scotland’s most significant construction project ever undertaken, Seagreen.
All three events are set to be very well attended and give businesses of all sizes, across a wide range of disciplines, a chance to meet with the Seagreen project team and its principal contractors, including Nexans, to discuss their service offerings and hear more about the opportunities available.
Nexans is the preferred Tier 1 contractor tasked with the delivery of three c.65km offshore export cables and three c.20Km onshore export cables that will be used to transport the clean, renewable energy generated at Seagreen onshore and onto the National Grid.
Seagreen Project Director John Hill said: “We are pleased to announce Nexans as our preferred supplier to design, supply and install the onshore and offshore export cable. Nexans is one world leaders in this field and this agreement is a major step forward for the Seagreen project.”
“We had a very successful relationship with Nexans on our Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, where they employed Scottish and UK companies to deliver the onshore and offshore export cable for the project and look forward to working with them to maximise UK content as we work to deliver Seagreen.”
Vincent Desale, Nexans SEVP for the Subsea and Land System Business Group commented: “We are delighted to receive this agreement from SSE Renewables and we are excited to be helping to bring the biggest wind farm in Scotland to life.”
Located 27km off the Angus coast, Seagreen is a pioneering offshore wind project, capable of powering up to 1 million homes a year and would avoid around 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
The SSE Renewables Meet the Buyer events will be taking place on 5, 6 and 7 November in Inverness, Aberdeen and Dundee respectively.