Siemens Gamesa celebrates ‘the Strength of the Wind’ with firm 448 MW Scottish offshore order
- The company will install 54 units of the Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD platform at Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind power project
- The revised project reduces the number of turbines by around half, while allowing the same generating capacity
Construction will begin in 2022 and the project is expected to be operational by 2023
- Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced the firm order to supply wind turbines for the 448 MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind power project, being developed by the utility EDF Renewables in Scotland. The contract further cements SGRE’s market-leading position.
The company will install 54 of its SG 8.0-167 DD offshore turbines, with a 167-meter rotor diameter and 208-meter tip height. The installation of the unique Direct Drive technology turbines at Neart na Gaoithe will take the figure of DD offshore turbines comfortably beyond 2,000 turbines that SGRE has sold worldwide. The offshore wind power plant is expected to be operational by 2023.
Neart na Gaoithe wind project, which means ‘Strength of the Wind’, continues a partnership with EDF Renewables that began with the Round 1 development of Teesside wind park in 2011. The 448 MW offshore wind power plant is located 20 km from the east coast of Scotland, and close to the Port of Dundee where pre-assembly work will take place. This project will use 81 meter-long B81 blades produced on the re-modelled production lines of the SGRE factory in Hull.