Fathom Systems secure Electrical Equipment supply to Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Project

6th February 2017

Fathom Systems are delighted to confirm their successful entry into the Offshore Renewable Energy Market after securing awards with three Clients contracted to supply the 75m tall, 1,035 ton fabricated Jacket structures to the £2.6bn GBP Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd. (BOWL) Project.

Fathom Systems Electrical Services Division are supplying a turnkey service of design engineering, procurement and manufacture of specialist electrical distribution equipment to be installed in each of the 84 turbine transition pieces intended for BOWL.  The scope of supply for the 588MW wind farm located off the coast of North East Scotland in the Outer Moray Firth is scheduled for delivery throughout Q1 and Q2-2017.

Stuart Falcus, BD Manager for Fathom Systems, comments:

“This is a significant achievement as Fathom Systems look to diversify 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.  This is the perfect entry into this market that we had hoped for and complements our current and ongoing business as industry leaders in the supply of high end Commercial Diving and Control System products.  The supply of our high quality engineered products for the Beatrice Project will assure a foothold in this sector which we plan to build on as further opportunities are identified.”

The BOWL will be owned partly by SSE – Scottish & Southern Energy (40%), CIP – Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (35%) and SDIC Power (25%) and is one of the largest private investments ever made in Scottish Infrastructure.  The 588MW, 84 turbine facility is expected to have the ability to power around 450,000 homes and is scheduled to be fully operational by 2019.  The wind farm is being developed with a tier 1 supply chain comprising Seaway Heavy Lifting, Subsea 7, Nexans and Siemens (supplier of the familiar looking 154m diameter rotor) and is expected to deliver c. £680m GBP into the UK and Scottish economy via employment and supply chain opportunities during the construction phase and c. £400m- £525m GBP  during the wind farm’s 25 year operational life.

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The BOWL will be supported onshore from a new £10m GBP operations and maintenance facility in Wick, where equipment will be transported in and out of field, as well as the main transmission works in Moray, construction of which commenced in 2016.  At its closest point to the coast, BOWL is approximately 8.5 miles (13.5km).



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