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Latest Update: 16 October 2015
A geophysical survey is being undertaken on the export cables of WoDS, Barrow and Walney 2 in and around Morecambe Bay. It is expected to finish by the end of October. Read More
Developer correct
Main Contractor-EPCI
Vestas-KBR Joint Venture
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Operator correct
Operator-Offshore Transmission
Barrow Offshore Wind Ltd. and TC Barrow OFTO Ltd. have agreed a five year operation and maintenance contract for the transmission assets. Contract started on 27 September 2011
Owner correct
Owner-Offshore Transmission
TC Barrow OFTO Ltd (Transmission Capital Partners)
Project Details for Barrow
General Information Name Barrow correct
Other names BOWL (Barrow Offshore Windfarms Ltd) correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region England, North West correct
Comments Capex cost excludes OFTO Cost, please see the stakeholder entry for OFTO cost. correct
Round (or category) Round 1 correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Comments on the status correct
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Project Capacity 90 MW correct
Turbine Model V90-3.0 MW Offshore (Vestas) correct
Turbine Capacity 3 MW correct
Number of Turbines 30 correct
Total Turbine Height 120 m correct
Hub Height 75.00 m correct
Rotor Diameter 90 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Monopile correct
Windspeed 10 Year Mean Wind Speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated Project Cost GBP(mill) 123.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name Irish Sea correct
Centre latitude 53.991° correct
Centre longitude -3.295° correct
Area 10 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 12 m - 16 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 15 m - 20 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 7.5 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 12.7 km correct
Ports Installation base Belfast correct
Ops and maintenance Barrow correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Barrow Substation correct
Grid connection point Heysham correct
Cable landing point Heysham 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 27 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) HVAC correct
Nominal voltage 132 kV correct
Maximum voltage 145 kV correct
Power rating 100 MVA correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section Area 300 mm2 correct
Insulation XLPE correct
Number fibre optics 24 correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth 3 m correct
Comments 132kV cross-linked 3 core polyethylene (XLPE) correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables 3 correct
Average length per cable 3 km correct
Comments correct
Array Cables Array cable length 25 km correct
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Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage 36 kV correct
Burial depth 1.5 to 2 m correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section 120/300 mm2 correct
Insulation XLPE correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics 24 correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 63743 correct
CO2 reduced per year 128825 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 2996 tonnes correct
Expected life 20.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct

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