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Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) has been appointed by Talisman Energy (UK) Limited as consultant

Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) has been appointed by Talisman Energy (UK) Limited as the consultant for the front-end engineering design (FEED) study into the use of two prototype turbines for a deep-water offshore wind farm to be located on Talisman Energy's Beatrice oilfield acreage in the North Sea.

The FEED study for two wind turbine generator units is the first phase of the offshore wind farm Demonstrator project being undertaken prior to committing to the full-scale development. If successful, it may lead to the development of a 200 turbine, 1,000MW wind farm using the existing Beatrice field oil infrastructure as a hub.

The aim of the FEED study is to prove and demonstrate the viability of technologies and processes. The Demonstrator project will involve the construction and installation of two turbines, tie back to the Beatrice AP platform and connection to the UK grid.

The wind farm will be located south-east of Talisman Energy's Beatrice AP production platform in the Moray Firth off the Caithness coast in Scotland. The water depth at the field location is 45m.

The scope of the FEED study includes structures, subsea, topsides, turbines, fabrication and installation. The subsea installation studies will be carried out by Subsea 7, a joint venture company incorporated by Halliburton and DSND.

Talisman Energy has joined with Scottish and Southern Energy to progress the Demonstrator project. The FEED study will be complete in March 2004 and is being part funded by the Scottish Executive and the DTI.

Added to site on 13/01/04


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