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Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm, Edinburgh

  • Lecture
  • Edinburgh
  • 31 January 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm, Edinburgh

About this event

The 450MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm project is located just off the Fife coast in the East of Scotland. Mainstream Renewable Power has been developing this project since being awarded the development rights in 2009.

This £2bn project will be able to generate enough power to supply all the homes in a city the size of Edinburgh with clean energy. It will create over 500 jobs during construction and over 100 permanent jobs once operational. More than £540 million will be directly invested in Scotland during the construction phase and a further £610 million during the operational phase.

As a nationally-significant infrastructure project, NnG will help Scotland and the UK meet their climate and energy goals, and develop a world-leading offshore wind sector.

Mainstream is working closely with a range of partners, stakeholders, and funders to take the wind farm to financial close and into construction.

Refreshments at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

For further information, please contact ellen.halkon@aecom.com


David Sweenie is the Offshore Manager in Scotland for Mainstream Renewable Power and is the Project Manager for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm. He has managed the development of the project over the last seven years. During this time, Neart na Gaoithe has received all its key consents, carried out comprehensive offshore and onshore surveys, and has successfully attained a CfD. The Neart na Gaoithe project has been delayed due to Judicial Review but is now able to move towards financial close in late 2018.

Event venue

Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lynn Dow

e: lynn.dow@ice.org.uk