Final turbine installed at Beatrice offshore windfarm in Scotland

17 May 2019 (Last Updated July 30th, 2020 21:18)

Scottish energy company SSE has announced the installation of the final 7MW Siemens Gamesa turbine at the 558MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in Scotland.

Final turbine installed at Beatrice offshore windfarm in Scotland
The 558MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in Scotland features 84 turbines. Credit: Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash.

Scottish energy company SSE has announced the installation of the final 7MW Siemens Gamesa turbine at the 558MW Beatrice offshore windfarm in Scotland.

Situated in the Outer Moray Firth, Beatrice features 84 turbines and will generate enough energy to power 450,000 homes in the region.

SSE Renewables managing director Jim Smith said: “Completing the offshore construction at Beatrice is a testament to the capabilities of SSE Renewables and our project partners.

“Delivering one of Scotland’s largest ever private investments on time and under budget is a fantastic achievement given its complexity and we would like to thank everyone who has helped us make the project a reality.”

The project is one of the largest private investments made in Scottish infrastructure. The £2.6bn wind farm is owned by SSE (40%), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) (35%) and Red Rock Power Limited (25%).

“The project is one of the largest private investments made in Scottish infrastructure.”

The construction process was led by SSE Renewables, which will also manage operations and maintenance from a new base in Wick.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners senior partner Christina Grumstrup Sørensen said: “Achieving this final milestone in the construction phase of Beatrice in a safe and timely manner is a result of the excellent performance of the project team and the good cooperation with competent suppliers.

“We are very pleased to see all 84 turbines feeding green, renewable electricity into the grid. This is a major milestone in our offshore wind strategy, where we are developing, constructing and operating offshore wind projects globally.”