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The construction of the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe wind farm offshore Scotland is planned to begin later this year, EDF Renewables in the UK said. The company has opened an extension to its existing office in Edinburgh to accommodate 60 new jobs created on the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project. Derek Mackay MSP, […]
The 448MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project has passed its 12-month Contracts for Difference (CfD) milestone, Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) said.
EDF Renewables UK has received consent from the Scottish Government for an improved design of the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm.
EDF Group has bought the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind project from Mainstream Renewable Power, following a competitive bidding process, the two companies informed on 3 May.
Mainstream Renewable Power has begun the selection process to bring on board a majority equity partner to help take its 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind project into construction and commercial operation.
The 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project is estimated to add GBP 827.4 million to Scotland's GDP during its lifetime, according to an analysis carried out by the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) at the University of Strathclyde.
A coalition of organisations that are supportive of the GBP 2 billion Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project has joined forces to appeal to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Scotland to abandon further court action aimed at delaying the project.
Mainstream Renewable Power will be holding a number of pre-application consultation events in September and October in relation to the Marine Licence(s) for the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe wind farm project offshore Scotland.
The Inner House of the Scottish Court of Session has refused RSPB's application to appeal the Court's earlier decision to allow further development of four offshore wind projects in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay.
Following the ruling of the Inner House of the Court of Session, Mainstream Renewable Power plans to speed up the development of its Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm to bring the project to the construction phase, planned to start in 2019.
An arbitration tribunal has ruled in favour of Mainstream Renewable Power in relation to the dispute over the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) terminating the Contract for Difference (CfD) for Mainstream's 450MW Neart na Gaoithe wind farm off Scotland.
Mainstream Renewable Power has urged Scottish ministers to appeal the recent judicial review of Scottish Court of Session which has ruled in favour of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and has put a stop to four offshore wind projects off the Fife coast, including Mainstream's 450MW Neart na Gaoithe. In October 2014, Mainstream was granted consent […]
Mainstream Renewable Power is currently in arbitration with the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) over the terms of its CfD contract for the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in the outer Firth of Forth, Scotland. The project has supposedly lost the CfD due to an ongoing judicial review requested by the Royal Society for […]
Reaching financial close and entering construction phase for Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind project could be jeopardized by the ongoing judicial review, requested by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) last year. In January 2015, RSPB submitted a legal challenge of the decisions by Scottish Ministers to grant consent for Inch Cape, Neart […]
Mainstream Renewable Power is in exclusive discussions with a consortium led by power company InterGen to take its 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm to financial close and into construction. The consortium also includes Siemens Project Ventures, The Marguerite Fund and Infrared Capital. Speaking today at the Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind Conference in Glasgow, Mainstream’s […]
Mainstream Renewable Power has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the consent granted by the Scottish Ministers for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in October 2014 to increase the maximum rated turbine capacity. Last year, Mainstream Renewable Power selected Siemens to supply its SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines for the 450MW wind farm and the developer now […]
Mainstream Renewable Power has decided to divest its stake in a North Sea wind farm. According to the Irish media, Dublin-based offshore wind farm developer is in talks with InterGen and Siemens Project Ventures to sell its 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe. This would be InterGen’s first investment in the offshore wind sector. Neart na […]
Neart na Gaoithe, the €2.1 billion offshore wind project located 30 km north of Torness will face an environmental challenge in a Scottish court this week. According to an assessment by the Scottish authorities the 450-megawatt Neart na Gaoithe along with three other wind energy project are projected to kill about 1,200 puffins and 1,100 gannets a […]
Mainstream Renewable Power said today that its 448 megawatt Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in Scotland will use two recently launched technologies. The technologies include the new Offshore Transmission Module (OTM), by Siemens Energy Management Division and High Wind’s Boom Lock system to be deployed by GeoSea for wind turbine component installation at sea. […]
GoBe Consultants has won a contract with Mainstream Renewable Power for Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Post Consent Compliance works. The company will manage the discharge of the offshore Section 36 and Marine Licence consent conditions for the project. The work will entail the provision of project management services, technical environmental services and stakeholder consultation. The work […]
FLiDAR has wrapped up the onsite wind measurements at Mainstream Renewable Power's 448MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm. The FLiDAR floating LiDAR buoy provided on-site wind measurements and resulted in a considerable development time and cost saving compared to a traditional meteorological mast. The unit is now decommissioned and undergoing post validation at the ORE Catapult […]
Mainstream Renewable Power has recently started its detailed geotechnical and geophysical survey of the proposed Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm site. The survey work commenced on August 4th 2014 and will continue until approximately September 30th 2014. The planned wind farm site is located in the outer Forth Estuary approximately 15km to the east […]
Cathie Associates announced that they have been awarded a contract for geoconsultancy and survey management services in relation to the detailed geotechnical drilling campaign on the Mainstream Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm development. This contract award enables the continuation of a collaborative and proactive relationship with Mainstream Renewable Power. Management of the survey campaign […]
Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: A floating LiDAR deployed on Mainstream Renewable Power's 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm site. On April 20, FLiDAR NV (a joint venture between DEME and 3E), has set up the device at Mainstream Renewable Power's Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm site, almost 21km off the Fife coast. The […]
Mainstream Renewable Power have kicked off Phase 2 of their floating LiDAR campaign by deploying a floating LiDAR on its 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm. Technology providers FLiDAR NV (a joint venture between DEME and 3E), deployed the device almost 21km off the Fife coast on April 20th. The technology is designed to […]