Economic Impacts of BOWL

In 2019, BiGGAR Economics was commissioned by Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd to study the economic impacts of the wind farm. The development, construction and operation of Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd has generated a significant level of economic activity in the Scottish and UK economies and will continue to do so over the next 25 years.

BOWL required an investment of £2.5 billion during its development and construction, making it the largest ever private sector investment in Scottish history. The Scottish economy benefited from the opportunities that this investment created and Scotland’s share of contracts was worth £610 million during these phases. This is equivalent to 24% of the total development and capital expenditure. Half of the total contract value was secured across the UK, equivalent to £1.2 billion

The findings of the report can be accessed on the SSE website:

Posted 24.07.19