A 100 ton (90.7-tonne) spare export cable for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm has arrived at the port of Rosyth, Scotland, where it will be stored for a minimum five years on a purpose-built cable carousel.

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The spare cable was delivered to Rosyth by the Prysmian Powerlinks’ cable laying vessel Cable Enterprise, where it was spooled from the vessel along a cable highway and onto the carousel.

The port of Rosyth, owned by Forth Ports, will provide secure quayside storage and warehousing for all the spare onshore and offshore export cables and supporting accessories required for the operational phase of the NnG wind farm.

The port will facilitate the storage of this equipment initially during the construction period and potentially for the 25 year operational life of the wind farm.

NnG is now using three of Forth Ports’ facilities for construction of the project with its marine hub based at the port of Dundee and the port of Leith operating as the project’s marine logistics base for pile casings.