Neart na Gaoithe OWF: First turbine installed

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The first wind turbine of the Scottish Neart na Gaoithe wind farm has been installed last week.

Official Press Release Neart na Gaoithe :

Pivotal moment for NnG as first wind turbine installed

The most momentous milestone yet in the development of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm has been reached 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. Once commissioned, this will be the first NnG wind turbine to generate clean, green electricity for the National Grid. Its 8MW of power will be sent via the... ... More: Official Press Release Neart na Gaoithe

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