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. 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.
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