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    Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, Scotland, UK

    GRP Trench Covers, Handrailing & Flooring

    Project Overview

    The Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, Scotland’s largest renewable energy source, features 84 Siemens Gamesa turbines generating 588MW of electricity. Dura Composites supplied non-conductive Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) products for this £2.65 billion project.

    Ideal for electrified environments.

    The Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm is a wind farm close to the Beatrice oil field in the Moray Firth, 13 km off the north east coast of Scotland. Scotland’s single largest source of renewable energy, this £2.65bn project involves 84 Siemens Gamesa turbines and achieves 588MW of electricity.

    Non-conductive solutions that meet specific load classes.

    Dura Composites specialises in the supply of high quality non-conductive Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) grating, handrail and slab products which are ideal for use in electrified environments across the energy and utilities industries. Our clients, RJ McLeod and Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division were looking for a material for the Beatrice project which was non-conductive, met specific load classes, was easy to install, corrosion-resistant, slip-resistant, and that could comply with the existing colour scheme currently employed for similar projects.

    Dura Composites extensive GRP product range meant that we could provide live load tested solutions for a vast range of applications across the site. Our flooring products feature UV inhibitors which protect against sun degradation and the innovative anti-slip surface is tested to an incredible 1.1 million footfalls in accordance with BS 7976-2:2002+A1:2013.


    Siemens Renewable Energy


    RJ Mcleod Ltd


    Standard Mesh 50mm
    Structural Profiles


    Specialist Cutting
    Fabrication & Build
    Design & Engineering

    This was an extremely exciting project where we were able to showcase the breadth of our offering – often in technically challenging locations. Solutions installed at the substation included GRP raised bund access flooring with pedestals, GRP Vehicular Open Mesh Trench Covers (C250 Rated), GRP Vehicular Solid Drawpit Covers (C250 Rated), GRP Up & Over Fabrication Stair Access, GRP Modular KeyClamp Handrailing and GRP Building Access Fabrication Stairs.

    By choosing durable GRP composites over more traditional materials, our clients were able to ensure that their maintenance contractors and on-site personnel can carry out their tasks safely and efficiently with minimal risk. The products all offer excellent lifecycle benefits for our end client and we look forward to working on future projects that help deliver both safety and long-term value for the Energy Industry.

    Joe Hunt

    Industrial Sales Manager at Dura Composites

    Our Specialists

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