‘Work commencing on £2.6billion Beatrice wind farm energises north of Scotland’


© johnogroat-journal.co.uk

This is a big one. I’ve quoted the Energy Voice headline as it captures the likely impact on the local community. The Beatrice Wind Farm will be a massive 84 turbine array in the outer Moray Firth. The first foundation piles have been laid. The project will mean several onshore infrastructure benefits including:

  • An operations and maintenance base in Wick
  • Berthing income for the Port of Cromarty
  • 71 new jobs on Lewis
  • A substation at Blackhillock
  • An export cable from Portgordon to the substation
  • Infrastructure and construction work and up to 100 new jobs at Nigg
  • A 2 000 ton capacity storage tank at Nigg to fuel the ships calling there
  • Numerous smaller supply chain contracts for the local economy



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