Vestas selected as preferred supplier for the 1.1 GW Inch Cape offshore wind project in the UK
News release from Northern & Central Europe
Hamburg, 28 September 2022
Inch Cape Offshore Limited, a joint venture between Red Rock Power Limited and ESB, has appointed Vestas as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the 1.1 GW Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland. Both Red Rock Power and ESB are Vestas clients for onshore wind projects, and with this new commitment, these partnerships now continue offshore.
The project, located 15 km off the Angus Coast on the East of Scotland, will feature 72 V236-15.0 MW turbines. The agreement also includes a 15-year Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contract, which will provide a multi-year solution to service the wind farm when operational.
“Offshore wind projects are evolving rapidly, and Vestas is proud to play a leading role in this expansion with our industry leading offshore technology. We are honoured to have been selected as preferred supplier by Inch Cape Offshore Limited, enabling us to support Scotland and the UK’s net zero ambitions, while increasing the security of energy supply,” said Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “Inch Cape is a landmark project, and to be a part of it is a proud achievement for all our employees, who work with great dedication to develop reliable, resilient, and sustainable offshore technology all around the world”.
A spokesperson for the Inch Cape Wind Farm project said: “This is another important step in the development of the Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm, which will be Scotland’s largest single source of renewable power when commissioned. Vestas brings a wealth of international experience and we look forward to working with the team to deliver this significant project.”
Inch Cape Offshore Limited secured a Contract for Difference in the UK’s fourth CfD allocation round, which concluded on July 7, 2022, and recently announced the Renewables Hub at the Port of Dundee as its intended pre-assembly site and the Port of Montrose as the project’s O&M base.
If and when the agreement with Inch Cape becomes a firm order for Vestas, Vestas will disclose the order in a company announcement in accordance with the company’s disclosure policy.
For more information, please contact:
External Communications Specialist, Vestas Northern & Central Europe
Tel: +44 (0)77 9528 4694
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About Inch Cape Offshore Wind
The Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm will see 72 turbines located 15 km off the Angus coast and connect to the national electricity transmission network at Cockenzie, East Lothian. The Project’s O&M base will be located at Montrose Port. Once complete, it will be Scotland’s largest single source of renewable energy, with the potential to generate the equivalent of the annual power needs of more than 1.7m typical British homes.
Inch Cape Offshore Limited is a joint venture between Red Rock Power Limited and Irish energy utility ESB.