The final foundation piles needed for supporting turbines for a massive offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth have been installed. Energy firm SSE, which is involved in the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project, said a total of 86 clusters of four piles had been put in place. A large crane ship was needed to install the 344 piles. They will provide support for 84 turbines and two offshore transformer modules. SSE said that, once completed in 2019, the £2.6bn renewable energy project would be capable of providing enough energy to power up to 450,000 homes.
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