Last 3 of 114 Foundations Leave Port of Nigg for Seagreen Wind Farm – Heavy Lift News
20 Feb 2023

Last 3 of 114 Foundations Leave Port of Nigg for Seagreen Wind Farm

In the final phases of Seaway7’s scope in the Seagreen Wind Farm Project the last jacket foundations have been loaded out from the Port of Cromarty Firth facilities at Nigg. Each foundatation had a weight of approximately 2,000t, and a height of 114, 95m.


Congratulations go to the whole team with Seaway7 at Nigg: SSE Renewables, TotalEnergies, Mammoet, Global Energy Group, and Port of Cromarty Firth.


Project Director for Seagreen Wind Farm, John Hill, said: “This is the first time that a major infrastructure and pre-assembly contract of its type was brought to the Port of Nigg since the unveiling of the new purpose-built East Quay, so achieving the loadout of the final jackets for Seagreen is a huge achievement and I would like to thank everyone involved for their outstanding work in contributing to the delivery of the project.”

Charlie Morrison, Operations Director at the Port of Nigg, said: “During this project we have offloaded the jackets from the heavy transport vessels, moved them to storage, then successfully loaded them onto barges for installation offshore.

“Health and Safety has been at the core of everything we do, and the collaboration between all the various organisations has been a testament to what can be achieved where there is a common goal, clear direction, and sense of purpose.

“I have witnessed first-hand the skill, experience, and dedication the team have displayed to keep things on track, and it is very rewarding to see the team members grow in both ability and confidence as the project has progressed.”

Martin Johnston, Seaway7’s Site Manager on the project said, “The successful load-out of the final jackets from Nigg is a significant milestone on the Seagreen project and concludes the marshalling scope at Nigg Energy Park.

“The task of loading-in, preparing and loading out the Seagreen jackets over the last 18 months has been challenging and relentless, however the collaboration between Seaway7, Seagreen Wind Energy, Global Energy Group, Port of Cromarty Firth and Mammoet has made this possible.

“The main target of feeding the installation vessel throughout the installation campaigns was achieved and ultimately provided a major contribution to the development of the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm.”



Photographs Courtesy of Sea Green Wind Farm

Source Seaway 7 and Sea Green Wind Farm

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