SSE Renewables has selected Montrose Port as the preferred location for the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base for its Seagreen offshore wind farm, off the coast of Angus, Scotland. The 1.1 GW Seagreen wind farm was recently successful in the UK government’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction, and is now firming up its supply chain. Located 27km out to sea, it is the furthest out of any Scottish offshore wind farm, and Seagreen Wind Energy (owned by SSE) estimates that it will produce enough power to serve over 40% of Scottish households. When commissioned in 2024-2025, it will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. As part of the mutual commitment, the wind farm developer will invest in redeveloping existing facilities at the port, in line with its remit as a “trust port”. John Hill, Seagreen’s Project Director, said: “The Operations and Maintenance base will play an important role in the day-to-day running of Seagreen and we’re pleased to confirm Montrose as our preferred home. “Maintenance activities will be overseen from Montrose Port by our team to ensure the project is able to deliver clean, renewable energy reliably and safely on a day-to-day basis.” Montrose Port Authority Chief Executive Tom Hutchison commented: “We are absolutely delighted that SSE Renewables has chosen Montrose Port as its Operations and Maintenance base for this landmark project. Reflecting our consistently flexible approach and long-term diversification strategy, SSE Renewables’ decision also represents an outstanding opportunity for the local supply chain network and will result in the creation of a number of jobs in the area.” For more information on offshore wind farms worldwide, click here. Alternatively, you can view projects across the globe using 4C Offshores Interactive Map.