Port of Nigg selected as logistics base for OWF
The offshore wind contract award will support 141 skilled jobs at Port of Nigg in Tain during peak construction, including work for 93 permanent roles already on-site as well as the creation of an additional 48 new roles at the port, delivering a green jobs boost to the Scottish Highlands.
The 1,075MW Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project is located 27km off the coast of Angus in the North Sea firth. A £3bn joint venture between Total and SSE Renewables, Seagreen will be Scotland’s largest and deepest offshore wind farm when complete. It will provide enough green energy to power more than 1.6 million homes, equivalent to two-thirds of all Scottish homes. Seagreen will displace over 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from electricity generated by fossil fuels every year – similar to removing more than a third of all of Scotland’s annual car emissions and making a significant contribution to Scotland’s net-zero ambition by 2045*.
“Today’s announcement is great news for Scotland and puts Scottish offshore wind to the fore of the country’s green economic recovery. This major construction contract at Port of Nigg for Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm will create 48 new local jobs out of a total 141 roles that will be required to support this important delivery phase of what will become Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm when complete.” Paul Cooley, Director of Capital Projects at SSE Renewables.
Foundation installation at Seagreen is expected to commence in the second half of 2021 and last for a period of 12 months. The marshalling and logistics activity will see the delivery of Seagreen’s 114 foundation structures to the Highlands port via Heavy Transport Vessels (HTVs), prior to shipping out to the North Sea for installation. After jacket foundations are installed, Vestas V164-10 MW turbines will be positioned on each of the 114 bases.