Global Wind Projects commences delivery of 54 turbine towers for NnG Wind Farm
Onshore wind turbine crane and installation services provider Global Wind Projects has commenced work on what is its first offshore wind project.
The company, which was created in April 2021 by Global Port Services - part of the Inverness and Aberdeen-based energy sector service group, Global Energy Group - recently clinched a contract with NnG Tier 1 contractor, Siemens Gamesa to provide cranes, installation personnel and ground transport (in partnership with Forth Ports) for the pre-assembly of 54 offshore wind turbine towers for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Farm with work commencing in recent weeks.
NnG is being jointly developed by EDF Renewables and ESB.
The towers for the NnG OWF will be pre-assembled as part of the Siemens Gamesa scope of work, at Port of Dundee - which is the assembly and marshalling facility for the 450 megawatt wind farm - before being transported to the 105km2 wind farm off the Fife coast. Global Wind Projects have deployed 90 personnel to the port to complete the work scope, with 30+ new jobs created.
Matthias Haag, project director for NnG, said: “This is a critical role at a very important stage in the delivery of the NnG wind farm and we welcome Global Wind Projects to the team. Their involvement demonstrates once again our collective commitment to ensure that the Scottish supply chain benefits from the project, creating yet more high quality jobs for Scotland.”
Global Wind Projects general manager, Ryan Burke, added: “We are delighted to have clinched our first standalone offshore wind contract with valued client, Siemens Gamesa. We have already built a great reputation for providing full scope crane & installation (C&I) services to the onshore renewables sector and look forward to applying those capabilities and high standards to the offshore sector.
“We have recently started work on the project and are pleased to have created 30 new skilled jobs to assist with the delivery.”