Siemens to use Nigg Energy Park for 588-MW Beatrice wind farm
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German industrial group Siemens (ETR:SIE) will use the Nigg Energy Park facilities in Scotland's Moray Firth for the construction of the 588-MW Beatrice offshore wind farm.
A multi-million pound contract was signed today between Siemens and Global Energy Group, the yard's owner. The signing was witnessed by Scotland’s new energy minister Paul Wheelhouse.
The contract is due to start in the spring of 2018 and is expected to retain and create more than 100 direct and indirect jobs, along with associated supply chain opportunities, Global Energy Group said in a statement.
The Beatrice offshore wind farm will consist of 84 Siemens 7-MW turbines. The project, which is owned by SSE Plc with a 40% stake, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) with 35% and China's SDIC Power with 25%, achieved financial close in May.
"I see this announcement as opening up Nigg as Scotland’s first major renewables hub and look forward to supporting the development and construction of other future wind farms throughout Scotland," said Global Energy Group chairman Roy MacGregor.