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EDF Group and Irish ESB Start Construction of Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm

Power News - Published on Fri, 29 Nov 2019

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The EDF Group announced the construction of the Scottish Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project and the new partnership with the Irish electricity company ESB which is taking a 50% stake in the project. Neart na Gaoithe1 will consist of 54 turbines and will be located in the North Sea approximately, 15km off the coast of Fife in south-east Scotland. When fully operational, the NnG offshore wind farm will generate the equivalent electricity to power over 375,000 households each year, which corresponds to 4% of Scotland’s electricity consumption. This fully consented offshore wind project has a 15 year Contract for Difference at GBP 114.39/MWh in 2012 pound sterling, and grid connection agreements in place.

With all of the financial agreements now in place, EDF Renewables is launching full construction of the project and can announce some of the tier one contractors. These include:
- Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the wind turbine generators supplier. It will provide the 8 MW turbine model
- Saipem is the turbine foundations supplier and installer
- GE Renewable Energy Grid Solutions will carry out the supply the two electrical substations, plus electrical design work
- Prysmian SRL will supply and install the export cables, both offshore and onshore
-Deme Offshore has won the contract for engineering, procuring, constructing and installing the inter-turbines cables with offshore installation
- Fred Olsen Windcarrier will be delivering the transportation and installation of the turbines with offshore installation

Construction of components is now underway, offshore construction will start in June 2020 and full commissioning will be complete in 2023.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 29 Nov 2019
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