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.
It's 84 wind turbines are 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 and is Scotland's second largest offshore wind farm.
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 (SSER) is a leading developer, owner and operator of renewable energy across the UK and Ireland, with a portfolio of around 4GW of onshore wind, offshore wind and hydro. Part of the FTSE-listed SSE plc, its strategy is to drive the transition to a net zero future through the world class development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets.
SSER owns nearly 2GW of operational onshore wind capacity with over 1GW under development. Its 1,459MW hydro portfolio includes 300MW of pumped storage and 750MW of flexible hydro. Its operational offshore wind portfolio consists of 487MW across two offshore joint venture sites, Beatrice and Greater Gabbard, both of which it operates on behalf of its asset partners.
SSER has the largest offshore wind development pipeline across the UK and Ireland at up to 7GW, of which around 2.6GW is in construction or consented including the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm.
SSE Renewables is a Principal Partner to the UK Government in the run up to and during the COP26 UN climate summit in November 2021.
Red Rock Power Limited is a Scotland-based investor, developer, owner and operator of sustainable energy projects.
Its 80-strong team are passionate about delivering clean, affordable electricity and supporting the UK and Europe’s green recovery and low carbon energy ambitions.
Its onshore and offshore wind farm portfolio in Scotland and Sweden has close to 1 GW generation capacity installed or in development.
Red Rock Power is owned by global power generation company, SDIC Power. It is currently exploring new opportunities to expand further into the wider European renewable and sustainable energy market.
The Renewables Infrastructure Group ("TRIG" or the "Company") is a leading London-listed renewable energy infrastructure investment company.
The Company seeks to provide shareholders with an attractive long-term, income-based return with a positive correlation to inflation by focusing on strong cash generation across a diversified portfolio of predominantly operating projects.
TRIG is invested in a portfolio of over 75 wind, solar and battery storage projects with aggregate net generating capacity of over 1.8GW. TRIG is seeking further suitable investment opportunities which fit its stated Investment Policy.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in London, Equitix is a leading infrastructure investment firm that manages over £7 billion on behalf of long-term investors, including a large proportion of UK pension funds. It manages six core infrastructure flagship funds, co-investment funds dedicated to larger infrastructure projects, and segregated managed accounts providing customised solutions.
The Equitix investment strategy focuses on core infrastructure projects, predominantly located in the UK and covering a wide range of sectors with a particular focus on social infrastructure, transportation, regulated utilities and renewables. Across all of its core funds, Equitix seeks to hold assets for the life of the fund which is typically 25 years.
Equitix has acquired over 300 core infrastructure projects since inception, thereby establishing a strong reputation as a trusted partner, operator and fiduciary fund manager.