Scotland’s Port of Dundee has been selected as the pre-assembly and marshalling site for the construction of the 1.1-GW Inch Cape offshore wind farm in Scottish waters, the project promoter announced on Monday.
Inch Cape Offshore Limited is owned by a 50/50 joint venture between Edinburgh-based renewables investor Red Rock Power and Irish utility ESB.
The port secured the contract in a competitive selected process on the back of its proximity to the project site, assembly capacity and enough space. Its renewables hub is the size of 28 football pitches, Inch Cape Offshore Limited said.
The wind farm promoter reserved the entire hub from March 2025 to March 2026.
“We have built Scotland’s only custom-built renewables hub at the port which, when coupled with Dundee’s proximity to the project site in the North Sea and the natural deep waters of the Tay, makes the port ideally suited to the requirements of this major contract for Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm,” said David Webster, director of energy at Forth Ports which owns the Port of Dundee.
The Inch Cape wind farm, which earlier this summer secured a contract-for-difference, will located some 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) off the Angus Coast in the east of Scotland. The site will be populated with 72 wind turbines with tip heights of up to 291 metres (955 ft).
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