We’re grateful to Ewan Walker of Mainstream Power, who gave an excellent and highly interactive talk to about 16 club members on Wednesday night (25th March 2015).
The Neart na Gaoithe (NNG) offshore wind farm, which is proposed to be built in the outer Firth of Forth, was recently granted consent by the Scottish Government. The project will be located approximately 15.5km east of Fife Ness and 28km north of the East Lothian coast.
The wind farm will comprise 75 turbines, each of which will be fixed to the seabed using steel ‘jacket’ foundations – commonly used for oil and gas platforms in the North Sea. Electrical cables will be buried beneath the seabed and will connect the wind farm to the grid in East Lothian.
Construction is expected to commence in late 2016. Once fully operational, the wind farm will generate enough electricity to power more than 325,000 homes – equivalent to the number of homes in Edinburgh.
Keep up to date with the project at www.neartnagaoithe.com or email the Environment and Consents Manager at ewan.walker (at) mainstreamrp.com