Approval has been granted to build the £2.6bn, 588 MW Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland, after its owners reached finWind power assemblyancial close.

The wind farm which is expected to be completed and operational in 2019, is expected to power approximately 450,000 homes. Located in the Outer Moray Firth, construction begins begin in 2017.

Siemens also announced that it had received an order for 84 7 MW wind turbines for the Beatrice wind project, along with delivery of onshore and offshore substations consisting of two offshore transformer modules.

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