Green award nod for Methil turbine design

Samsung Turbine
Samsung Turbine

Samsung Heavy Industries and Graham Construction have been nominated for a ‘engineering excellence’ award at this year’s Scottish Green Awards.

The two industry giants received the nod for the 7MW off-shore turbine which sits off the coast at Methil Docks.

The awards – sponsored by EDF Energy Renewables and now in their 12th year – have been refreshed for 2014 to reflect the fast-paced and innovative nature of the renewable energy sector.

Niall Stuart, chief executive of Scottish Renewables, which runs the awards, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the phenomenal number of high quality entries we’ve received for this year’s Green Energy Awards.

“This has meant that our judges have had an extremely difficult task compiling a shortlist for each award.”

Don MacKay - EDF Energy Renewables’ director of construction & engineering – and one of the awards judges – said: “The quality of the entries presented to the panel was astounding. It really brought home not only the number of players and projects in the renewables sector in Scotland, but also the breadth and depth of their activity.

“The awards ceremony will provide a real showcase for the industry and those involved in it.”

The turbine, which is the largest off-shore structure of its kind in the world, was completed off the Methil Coast in October 2013. SHI invested £70m into the project which could remain there for up to five years.

The award winners will be announced on November 23.