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Kent Joins Spiorad na Mara Offshore Wind Team

Integrated energy services provider, Kent, has been awarded a contract by Spiorad na Mara Limited for the pre-front end engineering design (Pre-FEED) assessment of the proposed Spiorad na Mara offshore wind farm in Scotland.

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The project, formerly known as N4, will play a significant role in helping Scotland achieve its net zero emissions target by 2045.

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Located approximately 5-13 kilometres off the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, Spiorad na Mara (Scottish Gaelic for Spirit of the Sea) is owned by Northland Power (75.5 per cent) and ESB (24.5 per cent), with Northland leading on the development, construction, and operation.

With a potential capacity of around 900 MW, it could meet the average annual electricity needs of around 815,000 Scottish homes and save more than 1.36 million tonnes of harmful CO2 emissions every year.

The wind farm will comprise up to 66 fixed-bottom wind turbines installed in water depths of between 35 metres and 65 metres. The construction is expected to start in 2028.

Kent has been entrusted with the task of conducting a comprehensive assessment for the wind turbine generator (WTG) foundation concept, selection, and foundation sizing.

Cerianne Cummings, UK Offshore Wind Director at Kent, said: “We are honoured to play a role in the development of the Spiorad na Mara offshore wind farm. This project is not just about advancing renewable energy; it’s about setting a benchmark for sustainable development in the offshore wind sector. Our team is committed to delivering a concept study that meets the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and environmental stewardship.”

The contract was awarded to Kent following a competitive bidding process.


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