First Blades for Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Touch Down in Scotland

The first turbine blades for the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm have arrived at the Port of Dundee in Scotland.

Eighteen 83.5-metre-long blades were delivered and brought alongside the new DunEco Quay. Following the delivery, the turbine blades were discharged and transported to Scotland’s new, custom-built wind turbine marshalling facility, where they will be stored until being shipped to the site.

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Over the next few months, a total of 162 tower sections, 162 blades, and 54 nacelles will be delivered from Siemens Gamesa.

NnG’s 54 turbine towers will be assembled at the Port of Dundee before being placed on a specialist wind turbine installation vessel alongside nacelles and turbine blades which will transport them to, and install, the turbines at the site of the offshore wind farm.

The 54 jacket foundations, on which the turbines will sit, will be installed in 2023.

Onshore, the project’s new substation will be finished this year as will the new Operations and Maintenance Building at Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders.

NnG, jointly owned by EDF Renewables and ESB and under construction 15 kilometres off the coast of Fife, will comprise 54 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines which are expected to deliver first power in 2023 and be fully commissioned in 2024.

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