The Anonymous Widower

First Power At Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

The title of this post, is the same as that of this press release from Seagreen wind farm.

These two paragraphs summarize the project and its start-up.

TotalEnergies and its partner SSE Renewables, has announced first power generation from the Seagreen offshore wind farm, 27km off the coast of Angus in Scotland.

The first turbine of a total of 114, was commissioned in the early hours of Monday morning. The aim is for the 1075 MW farm to be fully operational in the first half of 2023. The £3bn Seagreen project will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm and the world’s deepest fixed bottom wind farm as it is being developed in up to water depths of 59 meters.

It looks like 1075 MW cost £3billion, so I suspect it’s reasonable to say that offshore fixed-foundation wind farms cost about £2.79billion per GW.

The press release also says this about yearly output.

When fully operational, the site will produce around 5 terawatt hours (TWh) of renewable electricity per year, enough to power the equivalent of 1.6 million households.

That looks like an expected capacity factor of 53.1 %.

August 23, 2022 - Posted by | Energy | , , , ,

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