Following the installation of the first 7MW turbine, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd exported power to the National Grid for the first time yesterday. The installation of the first turbine heralds the start of the final stage of Beatrice’s journey towards completion in spring 2019. Once complete, Beatrice’s 84 Siemens Gamesa turbines will be capable of providing clean and sustainable power for the equivalent of 450,000 homes. Situated eight miles off the Caithness coast, the £2.6 billion wind farm is not only one of the largest private investments in Scottish infrastructure, it is also the largest offshore wind farm in the world built using jacket foundations. The jackets are the deepest water-fixed foundations of any offshore wind farm, each weighing in at around 1,000 tonnes and being installed in water depths of up to 56 metres.
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