Mainstream Renewable Power appoints preferred contractors for 450 MW Scottish offshore wind farm

Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, today announces its preferred contractors to carry out construction works and to supply wind turbines for its proposed 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm to be located off the coast of Fife in Scotland. The move follows the conclusion of an 18 month pre-qualification exercise.

Mainstream has selected Siemens Wind as the preferred supplier of wind turbines and has appointed Marubeni and Technip Offshore Wind Limited (working in consortium) as the preferred supplier of balance of plant EPCI services. The selected parties will now enter exclusive bilateral negotiations with Mainstream.

Having received onshore planning consent in June 2013, the proposed Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm is expected to receive a determination on its offshore consent application soon and start preliminary construction works later this year. It is expected to begin generating renewable electricity from 2017 and when fully operational it will have the capacity to deliver 3.7% of Scotland