Balfour Beatty wins wind farm transmission assets

Infrastructure services company Balfour Beatty has been appointed preferred bidder for the transmission assets of the Thanet offshore wind farm project, located off the most eastern part of Kent, as part of the Offshore Transmission Owners (OFTO) regulatory regime.

Once financial close has been achieved, Balfour Beatty will own, operate and maintain the offshore high-voltage transmission asset, which will connect the wind farm to the onshore electricity transmission system, through a 20-year licence awarded by UK gas and electricity regulator Ofgem.