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Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (BOWL) - See Plans At Wick RNLI Open Day 20th June

15th June 2015

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (BOWL)
O+M Plans on display at Wick RNLI Open Day.
Saturday 20th June, 1pm - 5pm.

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (BOWL) will be supporting Wick Lifeboat Station's RNLI Open Day this year on Saturday 20th June at Wick Harbour. The event will offer a free, fun family day out with local food and drink stalls, games and an opportunity to meet the local lifeboat crew. Further information on plans for the event can be found here: http://rnli.org/aboutus/lifeboatsandstations/stations/Pages/Station-open-days.aspx

BOWL will have a stall at the RNLI open day event to provide the latest information on plans for our proposed Operations and Maintenance (O+M) facility. BOWL announced in July 2014 that Wick Harbour had been chosen as the preferred location for the offshore wind farm’s O+M base. Since then we have been working with Wick Harbour Authority and the RNLI, investigating plans for the proposed building and developing preliminary designs. As part of these plans, it is proposed that a new facility for Wick’s RNLI lifeboat station may be incorporated into the new marine base building, providing an upgraded work space for the organisation.

The Beatrice project was consented by Marine Scotland in March 2014 and granted an Investment Contract by the UK government in May 2014. Subject to a final investment decision, manufacture and construction activities are planned in 2016 with offshore construction planned for 2017. As well as generating up to 664MW of renewable electricity if constructed, the project is expected to bring a range of socio-economic benefits to both the Moray and Highland regions including job creation, skills training opportunities and opportunities for local businesses through SSE’s Open4Business initiative.

Representatives from the BOWL project team will be on hand at the Beatrice stall to provide an update on the latest project information and answer any questions on the day. We hope you will come along and support this fantastic event.

Further information on the BOWL project can also be found on the Beatrice project website: www.sse.com/beatrice.

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