SSE, a Scottish energy firm, has installed the world’s deepest offshore wind turbine as part of the Seagreen offshore wind farm off the coast of Angus, Scotland. The offshore wind farm is projected to produce around 5,000 gigawatt hours of electricity each year, enough to power over 1.6 homes or almost two-thirds of Scotland’s population with clean, sustainable energy.
The minister of state for energy security and net zero, Graham Stuart, called the setting up of the foundation for the turbine a “terrific milestone for both Scotland and the UK’s world-leading offshore wind industry.”
“Seagreen is making history with the world’s deepest wind turbine foundation, which, once operational, will play an invaluable role in powering more of Britain from Britain.”
“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,” said SSE CEO Alistair Phillips-Davies.
The UK has become a global leader in offshore wind, according to Phillips-Davies.
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