The last of 84 turbines has been installed at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. Once operational later this year, the £2.6bn Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (Bowl) project will generate enough power for more than 450,000 properties. The wind farm site is situated about eight miles (13km) off the east Caithness coast in the Moray Firth. It is the fourth-largest offshore wind farm in the world, and it has taken three years to install the turbines. Beatrice is a joint venture led by SSE Renewables, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Red Rock Power Limited. Each of Beatrice’s turbines, at 188m (617ft) from sea level to blade tip, stands taller than the London Eye. It is the largest offshore wind farm in the world to use jacket foundations. These jackets weigh about 1,000 tonnes each and are the deepest water fixed foundations of any wind farm in the world, installed in water depths of over 56m (184ft).
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