Babcock Rosyth wins fabrication contract for Beatrice wind farm offshore transformers

CGI of an offshore transformer module installed on its own independent wind turbine foundation
CGI of an offshore transformer module installed on its own independent wind turbine foundation

Babcock Rosyth is to build two offshore transformer modules for Siemens for the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth for delivery in Spring 2018.

Once complete, the transformers, each suitable for 300MW when connected into the grid system via an onshore substation, will take their place in the 131.5km² development site, around 13.5km off the Caithness coastline.

The project will sustain at least 60 skilled jobs in Fife during the contract. The work will involve, project and quality managers, engineering and supply chain managers, designers and fabricators.

Ian Donnelly, Babcock’s Managing Director, Energy and Marine Services, said: “The skills and experience that our people bring to the energy sector have been recognised by Siemens and that will help us to build a significant presence in the offshore energy sector.”

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