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GE's grid solutions unit to help build infrastructure for Scottish wind farm

GE Renewable Energy's grid solutions business, GE Grid Solutions (UK) Ltd., was awarded a multimillion dollar contract to design, supply, construct and commission the onshore and offshore substations for Electricité de France SA's Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in Scotland.

The wind farm is jointly owned by EDF's renewable energy business, EDF Renewables, and Irish state-backed energy company Electricity Supply Board.

It is expected to deliver low-carbon energy to 375,000 Scottish homes and be fully operational in 2023. GE will be responsible for the delivery of all infrastructure within the project, including ground works and civil construction.

EDF reached financial close on the 450-MW wind farm in November 2019. Once online, it will sell its power at a price notably higher than other projects at a similar stage of development in the U.K., having been delayed for several years due to legal challenges around its planning consent.

GE Renewable is a subsidiary of General Electric Co.