SSE Renewables, the renewable energy unit of SSE, has engaged energy services provider Kent to conduct a substructure front-end engineering design (FEED) and detailed design study for the Berwick Bank wind farm, to be located in the North Sea.
The selection follows Kent’s recent delivery of the wind farm’s concept design.
The company now aims to provide the complete service necessary for the FEED and design project, engineering management and technical delivery across several disciplines.
Kent offshore wind market director Cerianne Cummings stated: “Kent’s relationship with SSE Renewables dates back over 20 years and we are delighted to continue to support them on the Berwick Bank project, following successful completion of the foundations and substation topside concept design phase.
“We couldn’t be prouder to be involved in this project, which will have the capability to generate enough green energy to power more than five million homes, more than double the number of households in Scotland.”
To be located in the outer Firth of Forth in the North Sea, the Berwick Bank offshore wind farm will generate more than 4GW of clean energy from more than 300 turbines.
The wind farm will also offset eight million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
The project will create 4,600 jobs in Scotland and 9,300 jobs across the UK, contributing £8.3bn ($10.33bn) to the economy.
Kent was also recently selected by EnBW and bp to carry out a pre-FEED study on the 2.9GW Morven wind farm in Scotland.
Clean energy produced by this facility will power three million homes.