Deepwater installation challenge
Beatrice, a 588 Megawatt offshore wind farm being built in Scotland’s Outer Moray Firth, comprises 84 wind turbines on pre-piled jacket substructures. Once in operation, the power generated will be collected on two offshore transmission modules via 33 kV array cables and associated equipment. The wind farm, once fully operational, will provide energy equivalent to the needs of approximately 470,000 homes.
On Beatrice, SHL worked with seabed-to-surface engineering company Subsea 7. SHL jointly managed, designed, engineered, fabricated, and installed the jacket foundations and array cables for the 84 wind turbines, and transported and installed the offshore transmission modules, which included 336 piles for the jackets.