Outer Moray Firth, Scotland
Smulders has built 28 jackets for the Beatrice offshore wind farm by order of Seaway Heavy Lifting.
Every Smulders location had its own share in this project. The final assembly took place at our yard in Newcastle upon Tyne (England).
We additionally built 18 bottom sections by order of Bifab. These were built, together with the top sections (delivered by Bifab), at our yard in Newcastle.
The Beatrice wind farm will comprise 84 Siemens turbines with a total capacity of 588MW. The wind farm will be located in the Outer Moray Firth, off the north coast of Scotland and will produce enough energy for approximately 470,000 homes.
Manufacturing started in 2016 in the Smulders’ facilities. The offshore installation activities are scheduled for 2017 and 2018.
The £2.6bn Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project has been given the green light for construction by owners SSE (40%), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) (35%) and (25%) after reaching Financial Close on 20 May 2016. The project will be one of the largest private investments ever made in Scottish infrastructure.
- Client: Seaway Heavy Lifting
- Wind Turbine Type: Siemens SWT 7.0 MW
- Scope: 28 jacket foundations + 18 bottom sections