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SSE Renewables team at Seagreen makes £500 donation to Montrose RNLI

Updated: Jun 28, 2022

The SSE Renewables team working on the development of the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm has donated £500 to the RNLI based in Montrose.

The money was gifted to volunteers based in Montrose after the RNLI was nominated in an SSE scheme designed to recognise the strong health and safety performance of Seagreen and other SSE Renewables projects in 2021. Dundee Foodbank also received £500 following nomination by the team.

Stakeholder Manager for Seagreen, Pauline Allison said:

“As a business, SSE Renewables has continued to perform – generating, transmitting, distributing and supplying energy – which is all the more remarkable when we have had fewer recordable injuries than ever before.

“Our colleagues’ health and safety are paramount, and it is great to have our efforts recognised by the company. It seemed appropriate to award this money to the RNLI in Montrose and Dundee Foodbank – two organisations with people’s safety and welfare at the centre of their work.”

Accepting the cheque from Pauline on behalf of RNLI Montrose was Richie Bandeen, Deputy 2nd Coxswain. Richie said:

“We are beyond grateful for the very kind and generous donation of £500 from SSE Renewables.

“Our lifesaving work is powered by donations and these funds will go directly to Montrose Lifeboat Station to ensure the brave crew have the best chance of saving every one.”

“As the RNLI, our mission is to save lies at sea and we’ve been able to continue this work for nearly 200 years thanks to donations like this.”

Montrose Port was selected in October 2019 by SSE Renewables as the preferred location for its Operations and Maintenance base for the Seagreen offshore wind farm.

Located at the Port’s South Quay, the base includes a two-storey operations building, repurposed warehouse, 50m high communications mast, and a pontoon for crew transfer vessels travelling to the Seagreen site.

The new 1,075MW 114-turbine Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm being built 27km off the Angus coast in the Firth of Forth is a £3bn joint venture between TotalEnergies and SSE Renewables and will be Scotland’s largest and the world's deepest fixed bottom offshore wind farm when complete in 2023.

The wind farm is expected to provide enough electricity for 1.6million homes - around two thirds of all households in Scotland - and will also see the creation of a £1.8million community benefit fund to create a lasting legacy for the town and wider Angus region.


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