Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm started generating power for the first time on 19 July 2018. Following the successful installation of the first 7 MW turbine, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited has exported power to the National Grid. The windfarm’s first turbine installation heralds the start of the project’s final stage on its journey towards completion in early 2019. Situated 13 km off the Caithness coast, the £2.6Bn (US$3.4Bn) windfarm funded by Scottish energy company SSE, is not only one of the largest private investments in Scottish infrastructure, it is also the largest offshore windfarm in the world built using jacket foundations. The jackets hold the distinction of being the deepest fixed foundations of any offshore windfarm, each weighing in at circa 1,000 tonnes and being installed in water depths of up to 56 m.
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