Saipem Completes Installation Works at Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm

Saipem has completed the foundation installation works for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) wind farm offshore Scotland.


Located 15 kilometres off the east coast of Scotland, the NnG offshore wind farm will be able to generate around 450 MW of low-carbon electricity and supply enough energy to the National Grid to power around 375,000 homes.

In 2019, Saipem was awarded a contract by Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Limited, a company owned by EDF Renewables UK and ESB, signifying Saipem’s first turnkey project in the offshore wind farm sector.

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The scope of work included the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of 54 steel foundation jackets for an equivalent number of wind turbine generators, two steel foundation jackets for the offshore substations, as well as the transportation and installation of the associated topsides.

The jackets were all designed by Saipem’s engineering centres in the UK and Italy and manufactured at Saipem-owned yards located in Karimun, Indonesia, and Arbatax, Italy.

NnG Offshore Wind Limited’s Matthias Haag, Project Director, said: ”This has been a landmark project for everyone involved and we’re grateful to Saipem for the important role they have played in getting NnG to a point where we are now installing turbines and expect to generate first power shortly and see the project complete early next year.”

The installation of the foundation piles was completed in late summer 2023 by Saipem 3000 whilst Saipem 7000 completed drilling and jackets offshore installation activities.


Neart na Gaoithe comprises 54 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines scheduled to be commissioned in 2024.


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