The Electricity Supply Board (ESB) – the state-owned electricity company operating in Ireland – announced on 28 November that it is taking a 50% stake in the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project from EDF Renewables.
The Neart na Gaoithe project, which will be located 15.5km off the Fife coast, is one of the next major infrastructure projects in Scotland. When fully operational, it will generate electricity for around 375,000 homes and displace 400,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.
Construction of components is now underway. Offshore construction will start in June 2020 and full commissioning will be completed in 2023.