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Approval granted for cable route for Scotland’s largest wind farm

  • 13 days ago (2020-06-26)
  • David Flin
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The cable route for the 1.1GW Seagreen offshore wind farm off Scotland, a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Total , has been approved. The approval comes after Angus Council’s decision to approve two applications related to the cable route of the project, which claims to be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.

The electricity generated by 114 wind turbines located 27km off the Angus coast will be transmitted through subsea cables to a landfall point at Carnoustie, at the mouth of the Barry Burn on the North Sea coast. Once ashore, the electricity will then be transmitted from Carnoustie via a 19km underground cable system to the site’s dedicated substation at Tealing in eastern Scotland.

Work is expected to start this summer, and the project is scheduled to start commercial operations in 2022.