Last of massive piles laid for Moray Firth wind farm

image source, SSE
image captionA cluster of some of the more than 340 piles installed in the firth

The final foundation piles needed for supporting turbines for a massive offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth have been installed.

Energy firm SSE, which is involved in the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project, said a total of 86 clusters of four piles had been put in place.

They will provide support for 84 turbines and two offshore transformer modules.

SSE said that, once completed in 2019, the £2.6bn renewable energy project would be capable of providing enough energy to power up to 450,000 homes.

image source, Port of Cromarty Firth
image captionA crane ship was used for the piles installation work

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