Wind Energy – Neart na Gaoithe
The first wind turbine jacket foundation has been installed at the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm located some 15.5 kilometres off the East coast of Scotland.
The first jacket foundation was installed by Heerema’s deepwater construction vessel Balder.
The first turbines are planned to be operational in mid-2023, with completion of the entire wind farm scheduled for 2024.
Matthias Haag, NnG Project Director, said: “The installation of the first of a total of 54 turbine jacket foundations is a significant milestone for the NnG project and builds on the progress of the first of two offshore electricity substations installed in June this year. The collaborative effort in installing the jacket was a great success, and we remain on course for the others to be installed over the coming months.”