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Port at Invergordon secures Beatrice wind farm work

Port of Cromarty Firth Image copyright Port of Cromarty Firth
Image caption Port of Cromarty Firth has secured work related to the Beatrice offshore wind farm

Port of Cromarty Firth has secured two contracts related to the construction of a massive offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth.

The port at Invergordon is providing space for storing parts for the turbines and also office accommodation.

The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited is being constructed in the Moray Firth at a cost of £2.6bn. Energy firm SSE is among the scheme's investors.

A total of 84 turbines are to be installed by Seaway Heavy Lifting.

The Nigg Energy Park, also on the Cromarty Firth, is also being used for the construction of the wind farm.

Fife-based Burntisland Fabrications Ltd (BiFab) is manufacturing offshore jacket substructures for the scheme at its yards in Arnish on the Isle of Lewis and Burntisland and Methil in Fife.

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