May 27 - An engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract with a value in excess of USD1.3 billion for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project in the North Sea, has been awarded to Subsea 7 and Seaway Heavy Lifting.
Located in the Outer Moray Firth, the 588 MW wind farm is scheduled to be fully operational in 2019, and will consist of 84 wind turbines on pre-piled jacket substructures.
The scope of the work involved in the contract, which will be jointly executed by Seaway Heavy Lifting and Subsea 7, includes the EPCI of the turbine foundations and array cables, and the transport and installation of transmission modules for the Beatrice wind farm, offshore Scotland.
Offshore installation activities will be executed in 2017 and 2018 using Seaway Heavy Lifting's heavy lift vessels, Stanislav Yudin and Oleg Strashnov. Both these vessels provide significant lift and installation capabilities ideally suited to the challenges of installing wind farm foundations, says the company.
BOWL is a joint venture partnership formed between SSE (40 percent), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (35 percent) and SDIC Power (25 percent).