Scotland’s 1.1-GW Inch Cape offshore wind project to use Vestas turbines
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September 28 (Renewables Now) - Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) said today it has been selected as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the 1.1-GW Inch Cape offshore wind farm project in Scotland.
The project is a joint venture between Red Rock Power Ltd and Irish utility ESB. It will be made up of 72 units of Vestas’ V236-15.0 MW turbine and the Danish manufacturer will also provide operations and maintenance (O&M) over 15 years.
Red Rock Power and ESB have both used onshore turbines from Vestas and these relationships are now moving offshore, it is noted in the announcement.
The Inch Cape wind farm, located 15 km off the coast of Angus, eastern Scotland, will become Scotland’s largest single source of renewable power when completed. In July, the project secured a contract for difference (CfD) in the UK’s fourth CfD allocation round. Recently it announced the Port of Dundee as its planned pre-assembly site and the Port of Montrose as its O&M base.
This is the second such announcement for Vestas this week. On Monday the turbine maker said it has been selected as the preferred turbine supplier for the 1.2-GW Baltic Power offshore wind project in Poland.