January 16 (Renewables Now) - Oil and gas industry services provider Petrofac Ltd (LON:PFC) has been picked as the preferred supplier of substations for the 1.1-GW Seagreen wind project in the Scottish part of the North Sea.
The offshore project is owned by SSE Renewables, a unit of UK utility SSE Plc (LON:SSE).
In a press release on Thursday, Petrofac said its scope of work under the contract will include the design, supply and installation of the HVAC onshore and offshore substations for the wind farm and the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of the offshore substation platform, including the topside, jacket and piles. The company will also perform all civil works and major equipment tasks related to the onshore substation. It has already initiated early work on the project, it said.
With a planned capacity of 1,075 MW, the Seagreen offshore wind park will be installed off the coast of Angus. When fully completed, the complex will be the largest offshore wind farm in Scotland, with an expected output of about 5,000 GWh per year.
SSE is anticipated to take a final investment decision on the scheme in the coming months, according to the statement.