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Beatrice welcomes offshore newbie

UK subsea technology provider Fathom Systems enters renewables market

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Subsea technology provider Fathom Systems is to supply electrical distribution equipment for the 84 jacket foundations at the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland.

Fathom Systems Electrical Services Division will provide turnkey design engineering, procurement and manufacture of the equipment, which will be its first work in the renewables market.

The contract is with Bladt, Smulders and BiFab, which are fabricating the jackets for Beatrice.

Delivery is scheduled for the first half of this year, Fathom said.

Fathom Systems manager Stuart Falcus said: “This is a significant achievement as Fathom Systems look to diverse and identify opportunities in other markets, most notably the offshore renewable energy market. 

“Following the introduction of our specialist electrical services division last year, we have been able to attract the attention of new clients currently involved in this market and fulfil their exact technical requirements within the stipulated project timescale.”

Beatrice is owned partly by SSE (40%), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (35%) and SDIC Power (25%).

It will comprise 84 Siemens 7MW turbines and is scheduled to be operational in 2019.

Image: Smulders

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