December 2 (Renewables Now) - The Port of Dundee is set to benefit from the 450-MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind project developed by French utility Electricite de France SA (EPA:EDF) after being chosen as marine hub.
Spain-based Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) will assemble all of the 54 turbines it is providing for the project at the port before they are installed on site. The wind farm will be located off the coast of Fife in south-east Scotland.
"This is great news for Dundee and we look forward to working with EDF Renewables and Siemens Gamesa on this major development that will bring significant benefits to not only the City of Dundee and the port but the whole of Scotland," said Charles Hammond, CEO of Forth Ports, which operates the Port of Dundee.
Construction of components for the wind farm has begun after the project's financial close was reached, it was announced last week. Offshore construction is set to begin in June 2020, with the wind farm to be fully commissioned in 2023.
Once operational, the wind park is expected to generate enough clean electricity to meet the annual demand of up to 375,000 homes.