SCOTLAND'S LARGEST OPERATIONAL
OFFSHORE WIND FARM
Beatrice is a fully operational, 84 turbine, offshore wind farm.
Located approximately 13km from the Caithness coast, Beatrice became fully operational in June 2019 following seven years of development and three years of construction.
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.
84 Siemens Gamesa turbines
588MW installed capacity
450,000 homes powered
Up to 90 operational roles
Operational base in Wick
Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd is a joint venture partnership between:
SSE Renewables is the renewable energy division of SSE plc, a UK-listed company engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity, the production, storage and distribution of gas, and the provision of energy related services.
SSE's strategy is to create value from developing, operating and owning low-carbon assets and related infrastructure. Its overriding purpose is to provide the energy needed today, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S (CIP) is a fund management company focused on energy infrastructure, including offshore wind, onshore wind, solar PV, biomass and energy-from-waste, transmission and other energy assets like reserve capacity and storage. It manages five funds and has €7.5bn under management.
The company has approximately 95 employees and, together with its projects, CIP has offices in Copenhagen, the US, the UK, Germany and Taiwan. CIP was founded in 2012 by senior executives from the energy industry in cooperation with PensionDanmark.
Red Rock Power Limited is an Edinburgh-based investor, developer, owner and operator of sustainable energy projects. It’s 80-strong team are passionate about delivering clean, affordable electricity and supporting the UK and Europe’s low carbon energy ambitions. In addition to Beatrice, its project portfolio includes the Afton onshore wind farm and the Inch Cape offshore wind farm development (50%).
Red Rock Power is owned by global power generation company, SDIC Power. It is currently exploring new opportunities to expand into the wider European renewable and sustainable energy market.