Wind farm work for Scottish and English sites

Offshore turbineImage source, Getty Images

At a glance

  • 180 blades for offshore turbines are to be manufactured in Hull for a wind farm project in Scotland's Moray Firth

  • The turbines will later be pre-assembled at the Highland port of Nigg before installation at the Moray West site

  • The new wind farm is about 14 miles off the Moray coast

  • The first power is due to be produced in 2024

  • Published

An order has been placed for 60 turbines for a new offshore wind farm in Scotland's Moray Firth.

The 180 turbine blades, each of them 108m-long (354ft), will be made at renewable energy firm Siemens Gamesa's manufacturing plant in Hull.

The turbines will later be pre-assembled at Nigg port on the Cromarty Firth in the Highlands before being installed at the Moray West site.

The wind farm is about 14 miles (22km) off the Moray coast.

The first power is due to be produced in 2024.

Siemens Gamesa was named preferred bidder for the work in October last year.

The Moray West project is being developed by Ocean Winds, a joint venture between EDP Renewables and Engie.

loading more stories