Arrival Of Nacelles Moves Neart na Gaoithe Wind Farm Closer To Completion

The Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm has taken another major step forward with the arrival of the first of 54 wind turbine nacelles at its Port of Dundee marshaling yard and the pre-assembly of the first turbine towers on land.
Arrival Of Nacelles Moves Neart na Gaoithe Wind Farm Closer To Completion
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The Siemens Gamesa turbine towers being assembled at the Port of Dundee, will tower 87.5 metres above the ground, ahead of load out. This, and the arrival of the first eight nacelles (which sit atop each turbine tower and contain the generators), moves the project nearer to completion.

The first load out of turbine towers, nacelles and blades for transportation to the site of the 450 megawatt offshore wind farm 15.5 km off the coast of Fife is scheduled for July, followed by the installation of NnG’s first fully assembled wind turbine out at sea, also planned for July.

NnG Project Director, Matt Haag, said: “The construction of the first turbine towers last week was a wonderful sight and the arrival of the first nacelles demonstrates the sheer scale of this project. We look forward to the construction of the first turbine on-site next month after which, once commissioned, NnG can start supplying clean, green electricity to the grid.”

NnG, which is owned by EDF Renewables UK and ESB, will supply enough low carbon electricity for around 375,000 homes and has a capacity of around 450MW of low carbon energy. It will offset over 400,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year. The project will be fully operational in 2024.

The NnG turbine towers – each comprising three sections and weighing in at 370 tons – have been visible to local people for months, being stored on their sides within the Port alongside the 81-meter-long turbine blades, which each weigh 27 tons. Each of the nacelles is 9.2 meters tall – equivalent to a three story building – and weighs over 350 tons.


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