Construction of Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm complete

Beatrice Offshore Windfarm. Credit: SSE

The last of the 84 wind turbines for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm in Scotland have been installed, signalling the end of construction works that were carried out on time and under budget by SSE Renewables (SSE).

The project which began in 2016, is situated in the Outer Moray Firth around eight miles off the coast of Caithness and is estimated to be able to supply more than 450,000 homes with energy.

BOWL is a joint venture between SSE Renewables, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, and Red Rock Power, and is expected to produce 588 MW of energy. As part of a further GBP20 million investment to develop Wick Harbour front, SSE will manage the operations and maintenance of BOWL from its new base in Wick.

The windfarm at Beatrice also uses jacket foundations, each weighing around 1,000 tonnes and installed in water more than 56 m deep.