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Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

JDR has been awarded a contract by Siem Offshore Contractors GmBH to supply subsea power cables for Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, a wind farm close to the Beatrice Oil Field in the Moray Firth, part of the North Sea 13 km off the north east coast of Scotland.

The 588 MW wind farm will be situated in the UK’s Outer Moray Firth, 18.4 kilometres (km) from shore, and is expected to power approximately 450,000 homes. JDR will engineer, design and manufacture 180 km of inter-array cables for the project to connect a total of 84 wind turbines.

The Beatrice project highlights the UK’s commitment to investing in offshore wind energy and this contract is a great example of supporting UK manufacturing and employment. JDR are particularly proud to be working on this project, having provided our first inter-array cables for SSE’s pioneering Beatrice demonstrator project 10 years ago, which included the first 5 MW offshore turbines.

JDR will manufacture the cables at its statew-of-the-art facility in Hartlepool, UK, with delivery scheduled for Q2 2018. The Beatrice project is expected to be fully operational in 2019.

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