Steel jacket foundations for Scotland’s largest offshore wind power project, the 1GW-plus Seagreen, will be marshalled at the Nigg yard in the Scottish Highlands for installation at sea, after the award by developer-team Total and SSE Renewables of a breakthrough contract to the former oil & gas fabrication facility.

The deal comes after the site’s owner, the UK’s Global Energy Group, earlier this month locked up some £8.3m ($10m) in investment from the Scottish government for a major extension to the yard’s quayside, a key step in progressing the £3bn offshore wind project, which has already awarded orders including for turbines,