Construction of NnG offshore wind park to resume after COVID-19 pause

Matthias Haag, Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm project director. Image by EDF Renewables.

May 19 (Renewables Now) - Construction of the 450-MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind project off the Fife coast in Scotland is set to resume after being paused in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Project director Matthias Haag said in a statement on Monday that following the Scottish government's latest guidance on infrastructure projects in the energy sector, construction of the NnG wind project may restart during the week of May 18 at the earliest.

After control measures are put in place, the team can start work safely later in the week. Work will resume with reduced workforce on site, including essential supervisory staff.

The NnG offshore wind farm is owned by French utility Electricite de France SA (EPA:EDF) and Irish state-owned utility Electricity Supply Board (ESB). The wind park is expected to be fully commissioned in 2023 and generate enough clean electricity to meet the annual demand of up to 375,000 homes, corresponding to 4% of Scotland's power consumption.

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