- Published: 31 July 2019 31 July 2019
The Beatrice offshore wind farm has been officially opened by HRH The Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay. Situated in the North Sea, 13km off the coast of Caithness, Beatrice’s 84 turbines will generate 588MW of energy.
The £2.5bn Beatrice project is the largest ever single private investment in Scotland and was developed by Scottish-headquartered energy firm, SSE Renewables (40%), with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (35%) and Red Rock Power Limited (25%). Construction of the wind farm has provided a £2.4bn economic boost to the UK, of which £1bn went directly to Scotland. Beatrice first started development 10 years ago with construction, led by SSE Renewables, taking just over two years.