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More than 1.6m homes will be powered by the world’s deepest offshore wind turbine
The world’s deepest offshore wind turbine has been installed in Scotland at a sea depth of over 58 metres. The turbine is one of 114 turbines in the £3bn Seagreen project. It is a joint venture between SSE Renewables and France’s TotalEnergies, and is located 27 kilometres off the Angus coast.
The 1 GW wind farm started generating electricity in August 2022 and will be fully operational by summer. At this point it will power the equivalent of 1.6 million homes.
The installation of the world’s deepest offshore wind turbine foundation marks a significant milestone in the Seagreen project, which is part of SSE’s plan to invest £12.5bn by 2026 in projects that can accelerate the UK’s path towards becoming a net-zero economy.
Alistair Phillips-Davies, the SSE chief executive, said “This is not only a significant step on the road to project completion but also shows how we continue to innovate and push the boundaries of technology to power change.” He added “But we want to do more and now is the time to accelerate if we are to achieve the UK’s target of 50 GW of offshore wind by 2030.”
Source: The Guardian 11 April 2023, https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/apr/11/worlds-deepest-offshore...