Nacelles for Wind Farm Off Scotland Come Ashore


The first of 54 wind turbine nacelles recently arrived at Scotland’s Port of Dundee marshaling yard in yet another step forward for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm.

Pre-assembly of the first Siemens Gamesa turbine towers will take place on land. They will rise nearly 288 feet above the ground, ahead of load-out. This and the arrival of the first eight nacelles move the project closer to completion.

The first load-out of turbine towers, nacelles and blades for transportation to the site of the 450 MW offshore wind farm, about 10 miles off the coast of Fife, is scheduled for July, followed by the installation of NnG’s first fully assembled wind turbine out at sea, also planned for July.

Matt Haag, NnG project director, says: “The construction of the first turbine towers last week was a wonderful sight and the arrival of the first nacelles demonstrates the sheer scale of this project.”

NnG, owned by EDF Renewables UK and ESB, will supply enough electricity for around 375,000 homes. The project will be fully operational in 2024.

Photo by Peter Devlin

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