Beatrice Foundation Installation Works In Full Swing

Seaway Heavy Lifting’s vessels Stanislav Yudin and Oleg Strashnov have installed 69 pile clusters and 12 jacket foundations in the Outer Moray Firth off Scotland for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm project.

Stanislav Yudin is installing the pile clusters and Oleg Strashnov is installing the jacket foundations for the wind farm’s 84 Siemens 7MW wind turbines and two Siemens Offshore Transformer Modules.

The piling works are expected to be completed by the end of October. Jacket installation activities are expected to continue until December 2017 and then resume in May 2018, weather permitting.

The first turbines are expected to be installed in summer 2018, and the wind farm is scheduled to be commissioned by the end of 2019.

Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL), the owner and developer of the wind farm, is a joint venture partnership between SSE (40%), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (35%) and Red Rock Power Ltd. (25%).

Beatrice is located on the North Western point of the Smith Bank, approximately 13km off the Caithness coastline.

The wind farm is being developed with a tier 1 supply chain comprising Seaway Heavy Lifting, Subsea 7, Nexans and Siemens.

Photo: Image source: BOWL