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Progress at Beatrice as almost one third of turbines installed

4C Offshore | Bridget Randall-Smith
By: Bridget Randall-Smith 11/10/2018 BOWL
BOWLTurbine installation continues at the Beatrice offshore wind farm as jack up vessel Pacific Orca returns to Nigg, Scotland to collect the next five pre-assembled turbines. So far 24 of the 84 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbines have been installed with a further 20 also commissioned.
The commissioning works will be carried out using a combination of the Walk to Work (W2W) vessel
Island Crown and crew transfer vessels (CTVs), Fob Swath 3 and Seacat Resolute.

Seaway Offshore Cables (formerly Siem Offshore Contractors) completed installation of the array cables in August and the project generated first power in July.

Situated 13 km off the Caithness coast, the £2.6bn wind farm is not only one of the largest private investments in Scottish infrastructure, it is also the largest offshore wind farm in the world built using jacket foundations. The 588 MW capacity array is expected to be capable of generating enough electricity to power approximately 450,000 homes per year when commissioned in 2019.

Beatrice offshore wind farm is also part of the sixth tender round of the Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) regime for offshore wind farms in the UK. The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) will commence the tender exercises from 29th October 2018.

For more information on offshore wind farm developments worldwide,
click here. You can also view them using 4C Offshore's Interactive Map of offshore wind farms.


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