Blue Tern deployed to support drilling at Neart na Gaoithe

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 11/05/2022 NNG
The Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm project team are now deploying Fred Olsen’s Blue Tern for the next stage of the drilling process. The  Blue Tern  is being mobilised from Esbjerg, Denmark, and will soon arrive at the site of NnG off the Fife coast.
A multi-purpose, four-legged and self-propelled DP2 jack-up offshore construction vessel, the  Blue Tern can operate in water depths of up to 65m so is well suited to support the installation of NnG’s foundations.

The 450 MW
Neart na Gaoithe wind farm is 15km off the coast of Fife and is owned by EDF Renewables and ESB. Once fully operational, it is expected to generate electricity for around 375,000 homes, or all domestic properties in a city the size of Edinburgh, and to displace 400,000 tons of CO2 annually. LCCC awarded it a CfD in February 2015, with a strike price of £114.39/MWh. The first commercial supply of electricity is expected by 2023.
The first turbines are scheduled to be operational in time for the wind farm to begin generating power in 2023, with completion scheduled for 2024.

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