EDF Energy looks set to make Mitsubishi Corporation an equity partner at its planned £2 billion wind farm project off Scotland’s east coast. New documents released yesterday show Japan’s largest trading company is now a substantial equity partner on the Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Farm. But French energy firm EDF denied that the 450 megawatt (MW) wind project had been snapped up by Mitsubishi. EDF’s proposed NnG project in the Firth of Forth is currently under the ownership of the French firm’s subsidiary, EDF Renewables. However, a new Companies House filing lists the Japanese firm as having “significant control” and holding 75% or more shares in Neart Na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Limited, the UK-registered entity set up to develop the wind farm.
Energy Voice 27th Nov 2019 read more »
BiFab has secured a contract to build foundation jackets for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm. EDF Renewables announced that all of the 54 turbines will be assembled at the Port of Dundee, while BiFab would build a number of the foundation jackets. Construction of components is now underway, with offshore construction expected to start in June 2020 and full commissioning completed in 2023.
Fife Today 28th Nov 2019 read more »
Fife manufacturing firm BiFab and the Port of Dundee are the big winners as EDF Renewables today announced construction had started on its £2 billion wind farm. All of the Neart Na Gaoithe’s 54 turbines will be assembled at the Port of Dundee before being sailed to the site. Meanwhile BiFab will build a number of the foundation jackets. It is understood this contract is for eight jackets. The wind farm, located in the Firth of Forth, will supply enough energy to power 375,000 homes. Dundee City Council leader John Alexander hailed the announcement as an “incredible vote of confidence” for the city.
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State-controlled EDF said it would start construction of the 450 megawatt offshore Neart na Gaoithe windfarm in the North Sea, off the coast of Fife. The windfarm, in which Irish power firm ESB will take a 50% stake, would be commissioned in 2023.
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