EDF Renewables

Offshore wind farm project gets underway as finance is secured



EDF Renewables has confirmed that construction of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, off the east coast of Scotland, is now underway as financial close for the project has been achieved.

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.

“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


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