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Seagreen selects MHI Vestas to supply Scotland wind turbines

MHI Vestas has entered into a preferred supplier agreement with Seagreen Wind Energy Limited to supply and service up to 114 wind turbines for Scotland’s newest and largest offshore wind farm.

SSE Renewables is building Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, off the coast of Fife, which will be one of the most significant construction projects undertaken in Scotland. The site will provide around 5,000 GWh annually of clean, low carbon renewable energy for around one million homes and will save around two million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Seagreen, owned by leading renewable energy developer SSE Renewables, is situated over 27km off the Angus coastline and could contribute over £2bn ($2.6bn) to the UK economy.

SSE Renewables is urging Scottish businesses to bid for a host of contracts ahead of construction of Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. It will host events around the country to enable businesses to gear up to bid for contracts, meet the Seagreen team, its principal contractors and understand the wealth of opportunities on offer.

John Hill, Seagreen project director at SSE Renewables, said: “We’re really pleased to welcome MHI Vestas to the Seagreen project as our preferred turbine supplier and look forward to working with them to harness the power of North Sea wind with their proven offshore turbine technology. As the project progresses towards a final investment decision, SSE Renewables and MHI Vestas will work together to continue to engage with the Scottish and UK supply chain to maximise Scottish and UK content.”

Philippe Kavafyan, CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore, said: “We are proud to enter into a preferred supplier agreement with Seagreen for the supply of our proven wind turbine technology to Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. “Scotland is a burgeoning centre for offshore wind and we are keen to work closely with both the Scottish and UK supply chain to create real value for the local communities as this project becomes a reality. We see the project as a major step forward for the offshore wind industry in the UK, and Scotland in particular. This will be our fourth project in Scotland.”