Kent secures work on Scottish offshore wind farm project

Energy services group Kent has secured a contract to carry out pre-front-end engineering design (pre-FEED) assessment of the proposed Spiorad na Mara offshore wind farm in Scotland.Formerly known as N4 project the Spiorad na Mara is located about 5-13km off the west coast of the Isle of Lewis and is owned by Northland Power (75.5%) and ESB (24.5%).

The contract covers a comprehensive assessment of the wind turbine foundation concept, selection, and foundation sizing, utilising site information available to ensure the foundation’s integrity and reliability.The wind farm has a potential capacity of around 900 MW that could meet the average annual electricity needs of around 815,000 Scottish homes and save more than 1.36m tonnes of CO2 emissions every year. It will comprise up to 66 bottom-fixed wind turbines with construction expected to start in 2028.

Kent has been entrusted with the crucial task of conducting a comprehensive assessment for the Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) foundation concept, selection, and foundation sizing. This responsibility underlines Kent’s expertise and commitment to excellence at the Pre-FEED stage of project development, utilising the site information available to ensure the foundation’s integrity and reliability.

Cerianne Cummings, UK Offshore Wind Director at Kent, commented on the contract, “We are honoured to play a role in the development of the Spiorad na Mara offshore wind farm. This project is not just about advancing renewable energy; it’s about setting a benchmark for sustainable development in the offshore wind sector. Our team is committed to delivering a concept study that meets the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and environmental stewardship.”

The award of this contract followed a competitive bidding process, highlighting Kent’s technical capabilities and the trust that industry leaders place in the company. Kent’s involvement in the Spiorad na Mara project underscores the company’s position as a frontrunner in supporting the transition to renewable energy and its dedication to contributing to the UK’s ambitious Net Zero 2050 targets.