Seagreen Wind Energy, a development company wholly owned by UK utility SSE, named the turbine manufacturer as preferred supplier for its project in the Firth of Forth off Scotland's east coast.
It secured a £41.61/MWh (€48/MWh) support deal for a 454MW first phase of the Seagreen project in the UK’s recent contract for difference (CfD) tender in September.
A turbine model has not been specified under the preferred supplier status, but if 114 turbines are used, the average capacity per unit of 9.4MW would suggest MHI Vestas’ V164-9.5MW is the likely option.
MHI Vestas produces blades for its V164 platform at its factory on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England. It also produces blades and nacelles for the platform across the North Sea in Denmark.
SSE is the sole owner of Seagreen having bought out development partner Fluor’s stake in the wind farm in September 2018.
Under the CfD contract, SSE is due to commission the first 454MW phase in 2024/25.
Seagreen is not the only successful project from the UK's third CfD auction taking shape.
In early October, SSE and Equinor selected GE Renewable Energy’s 12MW Haliade-X for their three 1.2GW Dogger Bank offshore wind sites.