New service operation vessel arrives at Seagreen Wind

New service operation vessel arrives at Seagreen Wind
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A new Service Operation Vessel (SOV) has arrived in Montrose Port, Scotland, home to the operations and maintenance base of the Seagreen offshore wind farm, SSE Renewables, a partner in the offshore wind farm project, said.

The 82 meter long Edda Brint was designed and built to order for offshore wind operations at Seagreen. the world’s deepest land-based wind farm.

The ship can accommodate up to 60 people in separate high standard cabins and has a motion compensated gangway system that allows it to land on any type of offshore facility.

The Edda Brint, owned by Norway’s Edda Wind, has also been prepared for future emission-free operation due to its hybrid hydrogen power capability.

Setting a new standard in offshore wind energy

The ship, built by Spanish company Astilleros Balenciaga in 2022, will contribute to safer and more efficient operations and will call at the Port of Montrose every two weeks during the 15-year contract. The SOV will set a new standard in the offshore wind market and will include a hospital/infirmary, gym, recreation room and games room. said SSE Renewables.

The SOV has a 15-year contract with wind turbine manufacturer Vestas to provide operations and maintenance for Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, Seagreen.

The SOV is expected to start operations in the coming weeks at the wind farm, which is located 27 km off the Angus coast.

Robert BriceDirector of Asset Management Offshore for SSE Renewables said: “The arrival of Edda Brint at Montrose Port marks another milestone in the Seagreen project. The ship will serve as Seagreen’s mother ship for the next fifteen years, its primary purpose will be to act as a platform from which technicians can perform the operation and maintenance of Seagreen’s offshore wind turbines.”

“At SSE Renewables we care about our supply chain and are always looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions and promote green energy. The Edda Brint will have the potential to support Seagreen maintenance in a few years without generating CO2 emissions, she is the future of SOVs.”

The Seagreen wind farm is a joint venture project between SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies. When completed, the wind farm will consist of 114 Vestas V164-10.0MW turbines and will be capable of generating around 5,000GWh of renewable energy annually, which is enough clean and sustainable electricity to power over 1.6 million UK homes to supply electricity.

Source: News Network

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