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Ecosse clears up at Beatrice

Scar 2 seabed system to be deployed from the Siem Ruby vessel

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Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has won a seabed clearance contract for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth.

The work will involve boulder clearing operations in 50-metre water depths, deploying its Scar 2 seabed system (pictured) from the Siem Ruby vessel for Siem Offshore Contractors.

The £2.6bn Beatrice project will feature 84 Siemens 7MW turbines when commissioned in 2019.

It is being developed by SSE, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Red Rock Power.

ESS commercial director Keith McDermott said: “We’ve had a busy start to 2017 with mobilisation on a major interconnector project in the North Sea followed by this boulder-clearing workscope for Siem Offshore Contractors.

“We are focused on exporting this technology and expertise in to emerging markets in Asia and the US, where offshore wind is beginning to get decent traction, and the Beatrice award strengthens our pedigree when bidding for other contracts.”

Image: Scar 2 seabed system (Ecosse Subsea Systems)

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