Fathom wins electrical equipment order for Beatrice wind farm

Beatrice offshore wind farm. Source: SSE License: All Rights Reserved.

Feb 6 (Renewables Now) - Fathom Systems Ltd, a UK company serving the commercial diving sector, today said it has entered the offshore renewable energy market with a contract for the 588-MW Beatrice wind farm.

Fathom will supply specialist electrical distribution equipment that will be installed in each of the 84 turbine transition pieces at the offshore wind farm.

The contract is on design engineering, procurement and manufacture basis and has been awarded by three clients that are supplying the jacket structures for the wind farm.  

Fathom will deliver the equipment throughout the first and second quarters of 2017.

Fabrication of the jacket foundations has been awarded to Smulders, Bladt Industries A/S and Burntisland Fabrications Ltd (BiFab)

The Beatrice project off the coast of northeastern Scotland is 40%-owned by UK energy company SSE Plc (LON:SSE), while Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and China's SDIC Power hold 35% and 25%, respectively. The wind farm will consist of 84 Siemens turbines and is expected to be fully operational by 2019.

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