Scottish energy company Global Energy Group and wind tower manufacturing company Haizea Wind Group have teamed up to create the UK’s largest offshore wind tower manufacturing plant at the PORT OF NIGG LIMITED in the Scottish Highlands.
The £110M-£120M facility will be called Nigg Offshore Wind (NOW) and will be a state of the art offshore wind tubular rolling facility.
The project will receive £15M in debt from SSE Renewables and £5M in debt from Mainstream Renewable Power, while financial backing is also expected from The Scottish Government via the Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the UK government through its offshore wind manufacturing investment support scheme.
NOW will be 450m long and 38,000m2 in total area. This size gives it the capacity to roll steel plate to supply towers that each weigh over 1,000t. It will be capable of producing up to 135 towers a year.
The facility will also manufacture other products such as transition pieces, suction buckets and bespoke tubular structures to supply offshore fixed and floating wind facilities in the UK and abroad.