First jacket installation in Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

On August 12, 2017, Beatrice reached an important milestone with the installation of the first jacket.

The £2.6bn UK offshore windfarm Beatrice (588 MW) is the world’s largest offshore wind farm based on jacket foundations.

The jackets are up to 80m tall and each jacket weighs around 1,000 tonnes. Eighty-four jackets will support the project’s 7 MW wind turbines. The jackets are fabricated at facilities in UK, Belgium and Denmark.

The Beatrice project reached Financial Close in May 2016 and is on track to begin installation of wind turbines during summer 2018 and become fully operational in 2019. Beatrice is situated in Outer Moray Firth and represents one of the largest private investments ever made in Scottish infrastructure. The windfarm is expected to power roughly 450,000 homes.

Beatrice is owned by SSE (40%), Copenhagen Infrastructure I and II (35%) and Red Rock Power Limited (25%).

About Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S (CIP) is a fund management company focused on energy infrastructure including offshore wind, onshore wind, solar PV, biomass and energy-from-waste, transmission and distribution, and other energy assets like reserve capacity and storage. CIP has approximately 110 employees and offices in Copenhagen, Taipei, New York, Tokyo, Utrecht, and London.

CIP manages six funds and has more than EUR 8 bn under management. CI I, CI A I and CI A II have PensionDanmark as founding- and sole investor. CI II has 19 Danish and international institutional investors and CI III has 42 institutional investors from the Nordics, Continental Europe, the UK, Israel, Asia, Australia, and multi-lateral organizations e.g. EIB. CI NMF I has 15 investors from the Nordics and Continental Europe.

CIP was founded in 2012 by senior executives from the energy industry in cooperation with Pension Denmark.