Following the commencement of early works and completion of final investment decision, Petrofac has today confirmed a contract with Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd to design, supply and install the High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) onshore and offshore substations for the Seagreen offshore wind farm project.
The wind farm, being developed by SSE Renewables, will be located 27 kilometres off the coast of Angus and once commissioned will be the largest in Scotland, providing around 1 million homes with low carbon energy. The full scope includes, on a lump-sum basis, the engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation, installation and commissioning of the offshore substation platform, including the topside, jacket and piles. The onshore substation EPC scope includes all civil works and major equipment.
Elie Lahoud, Petrofac’s Group Managing Director - Engineering & Construction, commented:
“With the initial stages of the work underway and progressing well, we are delighted to have now confirmed this contract award following completion of final investment decision. This important project will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm and supports our continued diversification into renewable energy. We look forward to working with all parties in continuing to deliver safely and efficiently, in line with the expectations of Seagreen Wind Energy.”
Petrofac has a strong track record in offshore wind, specialising to date in the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of HVDC and HVAC offshore and onshore substations for major international wind farms. Recent projects include the BorWin3 offshore grid connection project in the German North Sea, the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Alpha and Beta platforms in the Dutch North Sea and a turnkey power system for the Galloper offshore wind farm off the coast of Suffolk.