Beatrice Offshore Wind Project Nets $1.3 Billion EPCI Contract


Seaway Heavy Lifting and Subsea 7 SA have been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract from Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd. (BOWL) in excess of $1.3 billion.

According to Seaway Heavy Lifting, the scope of work includes the EPCI of the turbine foundations and array cables and the transport and installation of transmission modules for the Beatrice wind farm offshore Scotland.

BOWL is a joint venture partnership formed between SSE (40%), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (35%) and SDIC Power (25%).

The 588 MW Beatrice offshore wind farm, located in the Outer Moray Firth, will comprise 84 wind turbines on pre-piled jacket substructures. The power will be collected on two offshore transmission modules via 33 kV array cables and associated equipment. The development, once fully constructed and operational, will provide energy equivalent to the needs of approximately 470,000 homes.

As previously reported, Siemens will supply, install and commission the turbines.

Seaway Heavy Lifting says that project management and engineering has already started at its offices in Zoetermeer and Glasgow and at Subsea 7’s office in Aberdeen.

Offshore installation activities will be executed in 2017 and 2018 using Seaway Heavy Lifting’s heavy lift vessels, Stanislav Yudin and Oleg Strashnov.

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