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The UK founded infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has secured a contract to build the onshore substation for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project on the East coast of England.
ElecLink, a wholly owned subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel, has awarded contracts for the UK-France interconnector for which the foundation was laid yesterday. The developer contracted Siemens, Prysmian and Balfour Beatty to build the 1GW HVDC link.
E.ON has signed an agreement for the sale of transmission assets at its Humber Gateway offshore wind farm to a consortium comprising Balfour Beatty Investments and Equitix. The final sale price for the transmission assets is GBP 162.9 million. The annual revenue required to cover the transmission network charges that E.ON’s Humber Gateway will pay […]
Balfour Beatty and subcontractor LMR are getting ready to perform marine works nearshore Peterhead, Scotland, for Statoil's 30MW Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, Kis-Orca reports. The marine works will be carried out in the period of approximately 8 to 20 August 2016, and will involve drilling of a 660 metre borehole from Barclay Park in Peterhead out to an […]
Balfour Beatty will construct an electricity substation at Blyth for the Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstrator project, developed by EDF Energy Renewables. The power generated by the wind farm will be supplied to the substation for transmission to the National Grid. The turbines will provide enough low carbon electricity to power 33,000 homes. The 41.5MW project will use MHI Vestas' […]
Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Limited has been fined GBP 2.6 million after a 32-year-old subcontractor, working on behalf of the company, was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed on him, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reported. On 14 April 2010, the worker was laying ducting for a new cable for an offshore wind farm […]
Statoil has awarded Balfour Beatty with a GBP 5.5 million EPCI contract for a substation and onshore cable for the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, world's first floating offshore wind farm. Jonathan Chapman, Director of Offshore for Balfour Beatty said: “This is an exciting market for us and we look forward to playing our part in delivering […]
Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £25 million project by DONG Energy to construct a high voltage onshore substation, as part of the new Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. Work to construct the new onshore substation is planned to start in January 2016, with Balfour Beatty responsible for the build at North Killingholme, North […]
Balfour Beatty has sold 33.3% of its interest in the Greater Gabbard Offshore Transmission (OFTO) project for a consideration of £25.5 million. The investment is being acquired by funds managed by Equitix, an investor and fund manager of core infrastructure assets. The consideration is to be paid in cash in full on completion of the […]
Ofgem has appointed Balfour Beatty Equitix Consortium as the preferred bidder to own and operate the offshore transmission link to the Humber Gateway wind farm for the next 20 years. This completes the procurement of Tender Round 3 offshore transmission owner (OFTO) projects. Balfour Beatty Equitix Consortium, a consortium comprising Balfour Beatty Investments Limited and […]
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, announces the signing of a strategic agreement with Balfour Beatty to become the exclusive integrated marine service provider for its OFTO asset portfolio in offshore wind farms around the UK. The agreement will see James Fisher provide a fully managed service for the […]
Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £12 million scheme to develop an onshore substation to facilitate the transfer of electricity from the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in North Wales to the National Grid for Dong Energy. The substation will be located at Bodelwyddan, south of the St Asaph Business Park in Denbighshire, where it […]
After buying the Thanet offshore transmission infrastructure in December last year, Balfour Beatty has announced the disposal of an 80% interest in the project for £40 million. Thanet OFTO is the high-voltage electricity transmission system connecting the 300MW Thanet Wind Farm, off the coast of Kent, to the onshore transmission grid. Assets include one offshore […]
Ofgem has decided to grant an offshore transmission licence for the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm to a proposed licensee entity set up by a consortium comprising Balfour Beatty Investments Limited and Equitix Limited. Ofgem noted that the final confirmation of its decision has not yet been made. Gwynt y Môr is a greater than £2billion offshore wind farm which is capable […]
Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, has agreed a £164mn deal to transfer ownership of a Kent wind farm’s electricity export cables and substations. The agreement, with international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, was finalised today following a tender process, managed by energy regulator Ofgem, to select the new transmission owner. The transmission infrastructure of Thanet Offshore […]
Balfour Beatty Investments Limited has been chosen to operate the offshore transmission system of the Thanet wind farm. Ofgem has determined to grant an offshore transmission licence to Thanet OFTO Limited, which is the proposed licensee entity incorporated by Balfour Beatty Investments Limited, the successful bidder in respect of the Thanet project. With 100 Vestas V90 3MW wind turbines, the Thanet Offshore Wind […]
Mott MacDonald provided key technical, regulatory and environmental advisory services to Balfour Beatty Investments, facilitating their successful acquisition of the high voltage transmission link for the 504MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm located off the coast of Suffolk. Balfour Beatty Investments is a partner in the Green Energy Transmission Consortium, which is now the Offshore […]
Equitix, Amp Capital and Balfour Beatty Consortium Appointed as Preferred Bidder for High-Voltage Link to Greater Gabbard Offshore Windfarm Green Energy Transmission (GET), a consortium comprising Equitix Ltd and AMP Capital Investors, together with Balfour Beatty Capital Limited has been selected by Ofgem E-Serve as the preferred bidder to own and operate the high […]
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announces today that it has been appointed preferred bidder for the transmission assets of the Thanet offshore wind farm project, located off the most eastern part of Kent, as part of the Offshore Transmission Owners (“OFTO”) regulatory regime.
Ørsted has contracted AMS Trenchless Specialists to conduct part of the onshore cable works for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK. AMS Trenchless Specialists will conduct Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) at the landfall site in Horseshoe Point where the offshore cables meet the onshore cables under the more than GBP 1 million worth contract. Using […]
Ørsted has held a supply chain event for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm allowing UK companies to find out how they can get involved in the project.
Lancashire-based VolkerInfra has signed a multi-million-pound contract with Ørsted to install 360 kilometres of high voltage onshore cables for the 1.4GW Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm.
Ørsted and Balfour Beatty have broken ground on the onshore substation for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm. Balfour Beatty is in charge of enabling works for the wind farm's onshore substation to ensure the site preparation is underway in good time, avoiding future schedule pressures, a spokesperson from Ørsted told OffshoreWIND. The main contract for […]
High voltage engineering specialist EDS HV Group has successfully completed trials at the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm as part of its EU Funded Horizon 2020 project.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will inaugurate the world's first floating wind farm, Statoil's Hywind Scotland Pilot Project, today (18 October).
Ofgem has appointed Diamond Transmission Partners (DTP), a consortium comprising Mitsubishi Corporation and HICL Infrastructure Company, as the preferred bidder to own and operate the offshore transmission link to the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm for the next 20 years.