Wind Energy – Neart na Gaoithe
The development of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm has been reached a milestone with the installation of its first wind turbine at sea.
The turbine, with a tip height of over 200 metres was installed by Siemens Gamesa from the specialist jack-up wind turbine construction vessel, the Blue Tern, which initially placed the 87.5 metre turbine tower on its pre-installed steel jacket.
This was followed by the installation of the 350 tonne nacelle, containing the turbine generator, on top of the tower. Finally, its three blades, each 81 metres in length, were bolted to the nacelle.