Seaway Heavy Lifting awarded Smulders Projects the contract for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of 28 jacket foundations for the Beatrice wind farm.
Smulders chose RSL to provide Dimensional control and survey assistance throughout the project. Numerous Dimensional control survey teams from RSL worked across all shifts to ensure that Smulders had 100%-Dimensional control cover. Every stage of the Jacket foundation fabrication was covered by our Dimensional control services, such as pre & post weld surveys of all components, setting out of jacket lay down positions and full as-built surveys of final fabricated jackets.
Smulders joined Bladt and BiFab, with all companies playing a part in the fabrication of the Beatrce project.
The Beatrice wind farm comprises of 84 Siemens turbines with a total capacity of 588MW. The wind farm is located in the Outer Moray Firth, off the north coast of Scotland and produces enough energy for approximately 470,000 homes.
Manufacturing started in 2016 in the Smulders’ facilities. The offshore installation activities are undertaken in 2017 and 2018.
The £2.6bn Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project was given the green light for construction by owner’s SSE (40%), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) (35%) and (25%) after reaching Financial Close on 20 May 2016. The project was seen as one of the largest private investments ever made in Scottish infrastructure.