Beatrice jackets complete

BOWLBeatrice Offshore Wind Farm Ltd is inching closer to completion. Its project of the same name, Beatrice, has now had all of its 86 jacket foundations installed, including the two substation foundations. The 84 the turbine jackets have also been installed on the foundations.

Atop the foundations will rest 84 Siemens Gamesa
SWT-7.0-154 and the two offshore substations. With all the jackets now installed, it is expected that the turbines will be installed shortly.

Water depths in the area range from approximately 38m in the south of the field to 60m in the north. The generated power will be transmitted to the grid via two subsea export / transmission cables with a landfall near Portgordon to the south of the field and grid connection at Blackhillock

Located in the Moray Firth, the
Beatrice project will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, comprising of 84 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbines. The 588MW capacity array is expected to be capable of generating enough electricity to power approximately 450,000 homes. First power is currently scheduled for July 2018 with commissioning expected to follow in 2019.

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