Seabird study at NnG a first for Scotland

Dylan MacdonaldGeneral News, NnG Offshore Wind

Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Farm, Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm (Seagreen), and SSE Renewables through the Berwick Bank Offshore Wind Farm are joining forces with STRIX, world leaders in innovation and sustainability, to carry out the first seabird interaction study of its kind in Scotland on a commercial sized wind farm at the NnG site. The study has been …

Two Scottish companies selected to build NnG’s O&M base

Dylan MacdonaldNnG Offshore Wind

Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Limited has appointed two Scottish businesses to construct its Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base at Eyemouth Harbour. Muir Construction, based in Inverkeithing, Fife, has been appointed to design and build NnG’s three storey, 1,040 square metre main O&M building and its two storey, 538 square metre storage warehouse. Inland and Coastal, of Lossiemouth, Moray, will design, …

Slow but steady as vital offshore wind farm equipment delivered

Dylan MacdonaldNnG Offshore Wind

Construction of the onshore works to support the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm took a purposefully slow step forward this weekend with the delivery of a massive “shunt reactor” to the site of the wind farm’s connection to the National Grid in the Lammermuir Hills. A second shunt reactor is due for delivery next weekend. The 160-tonne shunt …

NnG, Saipem and InfraStrata announce major contract for Harland & Wolff creating around 290 jobs

Dylan MacdonaldNnG Offshore Wind

Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Limited (jointly owned by EDF Renewables and ESB), its tier one service provider, Saipem, and InfraStrata, owner of Harland & Wolff, jointly announce that a contract has been signed for Harland & Wolff to carry out the fabrication and load-out of eight of the project’s wind turbine generator (WTG) foundation jackets.

650 metre ‘pipe push’ to connect NnG Offshore Wind Farm

Dylan MacdonaldNnG Offshore Wind

A ‘pipe push’ to install 650 metres of plastic ducting underneath Thorntonloch Beach, in East Lothian, as part of construction work for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Farm, is now complete. This was the final stage of the Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) exercise in preparation of the electricity transmission cable for NnG, jointly owned by EDF Renewables and …