MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has entered into a preferred supplier agreement with Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd. to supply and service up to 114 wind turbines for Scotland’s newest and largest offshore wind farm.
SSE Renewables is building the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, to be located off the coast of Fife. The site will provide around 5,000 GWh of renewable energy annually for around 1 million homes. SSE Renewables is planning to build out the project to 1.075 GW of capacity.
“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,” comments John Hill, Seagreen project director at SSE Renewables.
Philippe Kavafyan, CEO of MHI Vestas, adds, “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 center for offshore wind, and we are keen to work closely with both the Scottish and U.K. 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 U.K., and Scotland in particular. This will be our fourth project in Scotland.”
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a 50/50 joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.