Construction of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm off the Fife coast is now underway following confirmation from EDF Renewables that financial close for the project has been achieved.


The company has announced that at least eight steel foundation jackets are to be built by BiFab at its fabrication yard in Methil and that all of the wind farm’s 54 turbines are to be assembled at the Port of Dundee before being sailed to the site.


Construction of the components is now underway, offshore construction will start in June 2020 and full commissioning will be completed in 2023.


NnG Project Matthias Haag said: “We look forward to working with all the teams on what will be a fantastic project for Scotland and for EDF Renewables.  Each of our main contractors will be introduced to further Scottish contractors through the Forth and Tay Offshore Cluster which we have supported since it was formed this year.  The cluster is designed to maximise local supply chain and employment opportunities as much as possible.”


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