Freight News, Sea

Wind farm scheme is icing on the cake for Dundee

[ December 2, 2019   //   ]

EDF Renewables has announced that the Port of Dundee will be the marine hub for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm project, which recently got the go-ahead after finances were confirmed. Irish energy company ESB is taking a 50% stake in the project.

Construction of components is now underway and offshore construction will start in June 2020, with full commissioning due to be completed in 2023.

Charles Hammond, group chief executive of Dundee’s owner, Forth Ports, said: “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. Continued investment in our facilities, skills and infrastructure along with our £10m industry-leading heavy lift quayside means the Port of Dundee is well placed to deliver this prestigious project.”