EDINBURGH, U.K. — Inch Cape Offshore, a joint venture between ESB and Red Rock Power, has awarded contracts for the Inch Cape wind farm development, which is 15 km from the Angus coast in eastern Scotland.
Siemens Energy and Smulders subsidiary Iemants will supply the wind farm’s offshore substation platform, based on Siemens’ Offshore Transformer Module (OTM) technology.
Fit-out and assembly of the OTM and the jacket foundation will take place at the Smulders yard in Wallsend, Newcastle.
Siemens Energy will, in addition, design and construct the onshore substation located at the former power station site at Cockenzie, East Lothian. Onsite works should start early next year.
The Inch Cape Offshore wind farm will comprise up to 72 turbines, exporting power through subsea cables to a connection to the National Grid at the Cockenzie site.