Lamprell cuts into Seagreen steel
The UAE-based Lamprell has cut the first steel and has started building jacket foundations for the Seagreen offshore wind project.
Back in June, Seaway 7 selected Lamprell to manufacture and deliver 30 turbine jacket foundations for the Scottish offshore wind farm.
Lamprell said that the company had undertaken some pre-engineering works on the project prior to contract signing, allowing for steel orders to be placed promptly and the manufacturing to start quickly.
Lamprell will deliver the jackets to Seaway 7 at its deep-water quayside in Hamriyah port, from where Seaway 7 will transport them to Scotland.
SSE Renewables selected Seaway 7 to provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the foundations and inter-array cables for the 1,075 Seagreen 1 offshore wind farm.
Seaway 7 will deliver and install 114 wind turbine foundations and some 300 kilometres of inter-array cables under the contract.
Located over 27 kilometres off the Angus coast, Seagreen 1 will comprise 114 MHI Vestas 10 MW turbines scheduled to be operational in 2022/23.
The wind farm is owned by Total (51 per cent) and SSE Renewables (49 per cent), with SSE leading the development and construction of the project.