87% OF BLADES IN MAJOR SCOTTISH WIND FARM PRODUCED ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

Approximately 87% of the blades used on wind turbines in Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm will have been produced on the Isle of Wight.

SSE Renewables has confirmed that the large majority of the blades for the Seagreen project will be produced by Vestas in the United Kingdon, with the blades first being produced at its facility on the Island.

Production for the Seagreen project, which is located 27km off the coast of Scotland in the North Sea’s Firth of Fourth, has already begun as part of a £3bn project between TotalEnergies and SSE Renewables.

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The blades are formed on the Island before being transported across the Solent to a state-of-the-art facility at the former Fawley Power Station where they are painted and finished.

SSE Renewables director of capital projects Paul Cooley said:

“This announcement is yet another example of how SSE Renewables and our partners TotalEnergies are working together with our supply chain to support the green recovery and create tangible opportunities through our Seagreen project for people across the UK.

“The production in the Isle of Wight of turbine blades for Seagreen means that our construction activities on what will become Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm is delivering a real green boost for UK jobs.

“We are committed to supporting the UK supply chain and look forward to creating more opportunities throughout the construction and operation of the wind farm and as we work towards our goal of a nation with net zero carbon emissions.”

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First power from the wind farm is expected by early 2022, with commercial operation beginning the following year.

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Alan
Alan
6 months ago

How are they renewable’s if they break you would need new ones? Zero emissions? resins carbon fiber, fuel to heat the process,transportation to sights, minerals metals for the generators and cables to the shore.

 

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