The port of Dundee has been selected as the pre-assembly and marshalling site for the construction of the 1.1 GW Inch Cape offshore wind farm, which will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind project when commissioned later this decade.
The agreement will see turbine blades, towers and nacelles delivered to and pre-assembled at the port’s renewables hub before being shipped out for installation 12 km off the Angus coast.
Port of Dundee said that it has been chosen after a competitive selection process due to its proximity to the project site, coupled with its storage and assembly capacity as well as its purpose-built quayside facilities. The renewables hub has been reserved for the project from March 2025 to March 2026.
David Webster, director of energy at Forth Ports (owner of the port of Dundee), said: “This is a very significant project for the port of Dundee as we establish Forth Ports as the partner of choice for the renewable energy sector in Scotland. We have built Scotland’s only custom-built renewables hub at the port which, when coupled with Dundee’s proximity to the project site in the North Sea and the natural deep waters of the Tay, makes the port ideally suited to the requirements of this major contract for Inch Cape offshore wind farm.”