03 Jul 2018

Beatrice project kicked off to a successful start

Project Manager Peter Kyhl:

"On Wednesday, 13 June 2018, Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) kicked off the mobilisation phase for what is going to be our largest windfarm installation to date, Beatrice. The project consists of 84 wind turbine generators (WTGs) rated at 7 MW each to be installed by Pacific Orca off Scotland’s north-east coast.

Our client, Siemens Gamesa, was given access to the vessel 3 days ahead of schedule which they used to mark up the locations on deck for their equipment. Making sure the measurements of the markings are precise is extremely important as understanding exactly how the weights and stresses of an entire load are propagated into the vessel is vital for its stability and integrity.

The most important business during the mobilisation period is the construction of the sea fastening. The sea fastening is basically a holster with the purpose of securing the wind turbine components during transport. For the Beatrice project, the sea fastening is built to carry 5 complete WTGs, adding up to a total load of approximately 5,000 tonnes. WTGs are transported in sections with each turbine consisting of a tower and a nacelle which both weigh around 400 tonnes and 3 blades weighing in around 30 tonnes each.

The mobilisation period ended successfully on the 26th of June then Pacific Orca transited from the Port of Esbjerg to the Port of Nigg, situated in northern Scotland, for her first load-out.

I have personally just returned from Scotland where I oversaw the initial loading of the first WTGs. Witnessing the lifting of a 400 tonne, 85-metre-high tower was very impressive. I hope that the good cooperation we have had with the client during the mobilisation process will continue during the installation phase and with all the different stakeholders involved in this huge project.

I am proud to be a part of the team delivering a facility which will produce up to 588 MW, equivalent to the usage from ca. 215,000 households, of CO2 neutral electricity every day to the consumers in the United Kingdom.


Picture above: Pacific Orca leaving Port of Esbjerg on 26 June 2018. Photo by Peter Kyhl, SBO


Peter Kyhl, Project Manager. Peter has a decade long experience in the offshore industry and has been with Swire Blue Ocean since April 2018.



Pacific Osprey’s new upgraded crane boom is on its way to Denmark for installation  24 Jan 2020
Vattenfall and Swire Blue Ocean sign final contract for transportation and installation of turbines in the Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm  14 Jan 2020
WindEurope Offshore 2019 is over, see you soon!  16 Dec 2019
Meet us at WindEurope Offshore 2019  18 Nov 2019
SBO exhibits at Offshore Energy 2019 in Amsterdam  30 Oct 2019
SBO participates in the Danish Royal visit to France  28 Oct 2019
SBO Area Manager in Taiwan, Matt Bowden, speaks at the 7th Asia Offshore Wind Day.  24 Oct 2019
Pacific Orca passes by Copenhagen on her way to Wikinger Offshore Windfarm  24 Sep 2019
Let’s stay safe together  28 Aug 2019
SBO has started maintenance and service following recent agreement with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy  22 Jul 2019
SBO strengthens business presence in Taiwan with the appointment of new Area Manager, Matt Bowden  30 Apr 2019
Pacific Osprey chartered by GeoSea NV for transport of OTM  27 Mar 2019
SBO installing deepest fixed turbine  25 Feb 2019
Swire Blue Ocean employee killed in Great Belt train accident  11 Jan 2019
Halfway on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm  21 Dec 2018
A milestone reached on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm  31 Oct 2018
Exhibiting at the Offshore Energy exhibition, Amsterdam  17 Oct 2018
Media Update – 27th August 2018, 11:00 CET  27 Aug 2018
Press Update – 24th August 2018, 14:00 CET  24 Aug 2018
Beatrice project kicked off to a successful start  03 Jul 2018
Pacific Orca completes installation on the EOWDC  06 Jun 2018
Grand Opening Event  15 Apr 2018
New headquarters  15 Feb 2018
Appointment of Mikkel Gleerup as Chief Executive Officer  12 Feb 2018
Lars Blicher retires from Swire Blue Ocean A/S  02 Jan 2018
SBO moves to new and bigger facilities  02 Jan 2018
Gemini Offshore Wind Park Completion  02 Jan 2018
Swire Blue Ocean A/S signs contract with Siemens for Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project  03 Jan 2018
Congrats to Bilfinger with completing Sandbank foundation installation  03 Jan 2018


Swire Blue Ocean A/S
Fairway House
Arne Jacobsens Allé 7
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Tel : +45 3246 3100
Email: enquiry.DNK@swireblueocean.com 



Swire Blue Ocean
12th Floor, No. 129, Minsheng E. Rd, Section 3
Songshan District
Taipei City

Tel: +886 9 5583 9202
Email: enquiry.TWN@swireblueocean.com