The first wind turbine of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, located off the Scottish coast, has been installed.
The turbine’s journey to site began in the port of Dundee,
The turbine’s components were loaded onto Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s offshore construction vessel Blue Tern at the port of Dundee, alongside components for three further generators.
At the site, it first placed the 87.5 m turbine tower on its pre-installed jacket. This was followed by the 350-tonne nacelle and then the three 81 m-long blades.
Once commissioned, the turbine’s 8 MW of power will be sent via the subsea inter-array cable to its offshore substation then onwards to shore via the subsea export cable to Thorntonloch Beach, where the underground onshore export cable will transmit its power to the national grid.