27 April 2018First windfarm components arrive at Nigg
A Siemens vessel entered the Cromarty Firth this morning carrying blades for the £2.6billion Beatrice offshore windfarm.
Global Energy Park at Nigg has secured a number of contracts from the German firm to assemble the turbines in an 18-month project.
According to an article in Energy Voice, the yard "is being used by Siemens for major assembling, marshalling and load-out works for the array’s 84 turbines".
Offshore work began last year with the installation of piles in the Beatrice field. Windfarm owner SSE expects to generate the first electricity from the site this summer.