Manufacture of parts for offshore wind farm starts
Posted on 17 Jan 2020 and read 837 times
The manufacture of components for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) 450MW offshore wind farm is now underway, with 25 financial institutions signed up to fund the project.
All of the 54 turbines will be assembled at the Port of Dundee before being towed to the installation site, and Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab), which has yards in Fife and on the Isle of Lewis, will build a number of the foundation jackets.
Offshore construction will start in June, and full commissioning is due to be completed in 2023. Charles Hammond, Forth Ports group chief executive (www.forthports.co.uk
), said: “This is great news for Dundee. We look forward to working with EDF Renewables and Siemens Gamesa on this major development, which will bring significant benefits to not only the City of Dundee and the port but also the whole of Scotland.
"Continued investment in our facilities, skills and infrastructure, along with our £10 million industry-leading heavy-lift quayside, means that the Port of Dundee is well placed to deliver this prestigious offshore wind infrastructure project.”