Subject to a positive final investment decision, the Beatrice offshore wind turbine parc – which was consented by Marine Scotland in March 2014 and granted an investment contract by the UK government in May 2014 – is planned for construction in 2016.
Perth-based utility giant SSE, which is a partner in the Beatrice development, is now seeking bids from local suppliers for the project.
As well as generating up to 664MW of renewable electricity if constructed, the project is expected to bring socio-economic benefits to the Highland and Moray Firth regions.
More than 100 interested businesses, providing a variety of services from civils to diving attended the first event at Inverness recently to find out about possible supply chain opportunities.
Two more supply-chain seminars are being held next month – at Laichmoray Hotel in Elgin on 8 September and the following day at Mackays Hotel in Wick.
For more information, contact: Stephen Baker, Head of Offshore Procurement at SSE