Alpha Ventus
60 MW Fully Commissioned Germany

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Latest Windfarm News
India eyes first offshore wind farm
Business Green
India currently has 22GW of onshore wind power but so far no offshore wind farms. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he wants to boost the use of renewable energy to help improve energy security and has already announced major plans for a ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 23:16:35

India To Build Its First Offshore Wind Farm
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (October 01, 2014, 6:56 PM ET) -- India signed a memorandum of understanding with a consortium of developers that will build the country's first ever offshore wind power plant within the prime minister's home state of Gujarat, India's press ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 23:01:07

Iberdola launches offshore pile testing campaign for wikinger project
Your Renewable News (press release)
The Wikinger offshore wind farm is being developed by IBERDROLA, off the coast of the island of Rügen where the water depths range between 37 and 43 metres. The project covers an area of roughly 34km², within which 70 turbines and one offshore ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 14:58:15

Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co. to buy half of Statoil's shares in Dudgeon ...
eNewsWire (press release)
It has recently been announced by TUjobs.com that Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co.) will buy half of Statoil's shares in Dudgeon offshore wind farm. In June, Statoil, in collaboration with Statkraft, decided to build the offshore wind park, Dudgeon, off the ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 14:20:33

New wind energy system wins approval in Scotland
Hydrogen Fuel News
Scotland has a major interest in wind energy. The country is currently home to some of the most ambitious offshore wind projects that are taking form and these projects could have a major impact on the country's energy structure. Despite recent political issues ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 14:01:54

Lighting Up Wind Farms with Lidar
Pollution Solutions
ZephIR 300 has been mounted on a platform on the north east of the lighthouse using a specially designed support frame measuring wind direction and wind velocity and will augment wind measurements from onshore sources and from a dedicated offshore ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 11:34:18

Smaller-Scale Wind Power Silently Spins Ahead
ecoRI news
By TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff. Wind energy is not popular. Divisive utility-scale wind projects in Falmouth, Fairhaven and Portsmouth, R.I., as well as the protracted fights and acrimony caused by offshore wind farms Cape Wind and Deepwater Wind, ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 11:57:51

Objections to wind turbines not strong enough
Bournemouth Echo
THE objections presented by MPs, elected Councillors and citizens of the area is the strongest and most extensively argued, on all points, of any offshore wind farm in the UK. Approval by Planning Inspectorate Assessment Team would mean that none of the ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 07:12:19

NREL Software Tool a Boon for Wind Industry
RenewablesBiz
Across the Great Plains and at many spots offshore, if you see one wind turbine, you're likely to see a dozen or a hundred. A wind farm provides economies of scale -- contract with a farmer or win a permit for offshore wind, and it makes sense to erect multiple ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 01:12:19

Offshore wind farm cable plans get council green light
Banffshire Journal
... an underground power cable run through the heart of the area, carrying electricity from a huge offshore wind farm has been approved. Councillors have given their backing to the application from Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) to install the 20-mile ...
Source: news.google.com
30/09/2014 23:24:40




4C Offshore Ltd. has achieved certification to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards for quality, environmental, and health & safety management.
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Project Details for Alpha Ventus
General Information Name Alpha Ventus correct
Other names Borkum West I correct
Country name Germany correct
Region Exclusive Economic Zone (DolWin) (BSH Cluster 2 in Draft Network Plan) correct
Comments Also known as Borkum West I.

Wind Park made up of 6 Multibrid M5000 turbines (Rotor Diameter 116m, Hub Height 90m Total height 148m, Tripod) and 6 REpower turbines (Rotor Diameter 126m, Hub Height 92m Total height 155m, Jacket).

An added benefit of the wind farm is that colonies of oysters, crabs and anemones have begun to populate the turbine bases.
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Round (or category) correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Comments on the status correct
Power & Turbines Notice any Errors? You can keep this an open resource by submitting corrections!
Project Capacity 60 MW correct
Turbine Model M5000-116 (Areva Wind), REpower 5M correct
Turbine Capacity 5 MW correct
Number of Turbines 12 correct
Total Turbine Height 150 m correct
Hub Height 92.00 m correct
Rotor Diameter 116 m correct
Foundation Various (Tripod and Jacket) correct
Windspeed 10 Year Mean Wind Speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Detailed wind speed data 6 hr/day/month historic data
Costs Stated Project Cost EUR(mill) 250.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea correct
Centre latitude 54.010° correct
Centre longitude 6.606° correct
Area 4 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 28 m - 30 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 33 m - 45 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 56 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 56 km correct
Ports Installation base Wilhelmshaven/Bremerhaven correct
Ops and maintenance Eemshaven correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Alpha Ventus Substation correct
Grid connection point Hagermarsch correct
Cable landing point Hilgenriedersiel correct
Export Cables
Please note that export cables connect the offshore transformer (substation) to either; shore or an offshore HVAC-HVDC converter station for onward transmission via HVDC cabling. Please see the converters page for planned converter stations and transmission cables.

The export cable length does not generally include the onshore component. The exception is when the onshore substation is close to shore.
Number of Export Cables 1 correct
Average length per cable 60 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) HVAC correct
Nominal voltage 110 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section Area 240 mm2 correct
Insulation XLPE correct
Number fibre optics 48 correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth correct
Comments correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables correct
Average length per cable correct
Comments correct
Array Cables Array cable length 16 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth 0.6 m correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section 240 mm2 correct
Insulation correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics 48 correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 39140 correct
CO2 reduced per year 79103 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 1840 tonnes correct
Expected life 20.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct