Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Limited
Located approximately 13km from the Caithness coast, Beatrice became fully operational in June 2019 following seven years of development and three years of construction. Beatrice is operated by SSE Renewables on behalf of a joint venture partnership between SSE Renewables (40%), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (35%) and Red Rock Power Limited (35%).
Onshore construction began in Moray in May 2016 and offshore construction began in April 2017.
The first wind turbine was installed and first power exported in July 2018.
The final turbine was installed on 14 May 2019.
Beatrice is operated and maintained from its base at Wick Harbour on the north east coast of Scotland.
As well as being Scotland's largest offshore wind farm Beatrice is also the fourth largest in the world and is capable of providing enough wind powered electricity for up to 450,000 homes.
With a capital expenditure of around £2.5bn, Beatrice was also one of the largest ever private investments in Scottish infrastructure.
Beatrice was delivered on time and under budget.
|About Beatrice wind farm|
|Ownership||40% SSE, 35% CIP and 25% RRP|
|Location||Outer Moray Firth, 13km from Caithness coastline at nearest point|
|Number of Turbines||84 x 7MW|
|Year site became operational||Summer 2019|
|Lifetime community funds value||£6m|
|Operations and Maintenance base||Wick Harbour|