Briggs Marine deploys buoys at Seagreen offshore Scotland

Sept. 28, 2021
The company installed 13 demarcation buoys and three wave rider buoys.

Offshore staff

BURNTISLAND, ScotlandSeaway 7 has contracted Briggs Marine to supply, deploy, maintain, and recover 13 demarcation buoys and three wave rider buoys for the Seagreen wind farm offshore Scotland. 

These buoys will play a role in the safe navigation of all vessels and/or vessel traffic near the site.  

The 1,075-MW Seagreen project is 27 km (17 mi) off the coast of Angus in the North Sea firth. A £3-billion ($4-billion) joint venture between TotalEnergies (51%) and SSE Renewables (49%), Seagreen is expected to be Scotland’s largest and deepest offshore wind farm when complete.

All the buoys were installed around the Seagreen wind farm in early September. The cardinal buoys mark the north, south, east and westerly areas of the site and ‘special marks,’ which are located around the perimeter of the wind farm, to indicate a safe direction of navigation to mariners. 

Briggs carried out preliminary work on eight of the existing Seaway 7-owned buoys before deploying on site.

The company has supplied an additional two buoys and completed manufacture of a further three steel buoys at its Burntisland facility.