32 Beatrice Foundations In Place

Seaway Heavy Lifting’s (SHL) vessel Oleg Strashnov installed the 32nd of 86 jacket foundations on the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in Outer Moray Firth, Scotland, on 24 December, a Weekly Notice of Operations shows.

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Oleg Strashnov will remain on the site off Scotland until early January, after which another SHL vessel, Stanislav Yudin, will take over the project and install the remaining jackets. The project is expected to be completed by September 2018.

The Beatrice offshore wind farm will comprise 84 Siemens 7MW turbines and two offshore substations, all installed on jacket foundations.

The first turbines are expected to be installed in summer 2018, with the wind farm scheduled for commissioning 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%).