Finance for the wind farm — which will supply low-carbon electricity for around 375,000 homes — will be provided by 25 financial institutions, while Irish energy company ESB will be taking a 50% stake in the project.
Construction of components for NnG — which has a capacity of around 450 megawatts (MW) of low-carbon energy and will offset over 400,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year — is now underway, with offshore construction starting in June 2020.
Full commissioning for the project will be completed in 2023.
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“It’s a great day and we look forward to working with all the teams on what will be a fantastic project for Scotland and for EDF Renewables,” said Matthias Haag, project director at NnG (pictured above, left).
Matthieu Hue, UK CEO at EDF Renewables, added: “The 450 MW NnG project will play an important role in de-carbonising the UK electricity system and is a further example of EDF Renewables’ continuous investment and growth in Scotland.”
Also pictured: John Alexander, leader of Dundee City Council, and David Webster, senior port manager at Forth Ports