Seaway Heavy Lifting’s vessel Stanislav Yudin has installed 80 out of 86 sets of foundation piles for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm off Scotland.
After completing the installation of the piles, Stanislav Yudin will resume the jacket foundation installation, which is currently suspended as Oleg Strashnov left the site on 2 October.
Beatrice will comprise 84 Siemens 7MW wind turbines and two Siemens Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs), all placed on top of jacket foundations.
The 80-metre wind turbine foundations are fabricated in Fife, Newcastle, Belgium and Denmark by BiFab, Smulders and Bladt.
The first turbines are expected to be installed in summer 2018, while the commissioning is scheduled for 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%).
The wind farm is being developed with a tier 1 supply chain comprising Seaway Heavy Lifting, Subsea 7, Nexans and Siemens.