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Beatrice Demonstration
10 MW Fully Commissioned United Kingdom

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Analysis: What is Siemens doing about onshore wind?
Windpower Monthly (subscription)
A 2.3MW turbine being installed at Whitelee wind farm, Scotland, in 2009 This raises a number of questions. Is all going well? Offshore wind companies are increasingly becoming stand-alone joint ventures, cases in point being MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and ...
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18/09/2014 10:15:56

OCEANTEAM SHIPPING ASA - RENTOCEAN SELECTED BY VAN OORD TO ...
Your Renewable News (press release)
The turntable and additional equipment will be used for storage of cables at Eemshaven, The Netherlands for the Gemini Offshore Wind Farm. This will be one of the largest wind farms in the world in terms of size and production. It will be built in the Dutch part ...
Source: news.google.com
18/09/2014 10:13:24

Vattenfall to scrap Yttre Stengrund
reNews
Vattenfall has abandoned plans to repower its 10MW Yttre Stengrund offshore wind farm in the Kalmar Sound, Sweden. The company told local media in its home country that it is planning to decommission the project, which was broung online in 2001 and ...
Source: news.google.com
18/09/2014 17:30:53

New Wind Farm Bearing Monitoring Technology
The Maritime Executive
Ricardo and KONGSBERG have announced that they have signed a framework agreement that will see Ricardo support the development of the Kongsberg Wind Farm Management System (WFMS) as well as related condition monitoring systems for a range of ... found in wind farm supervisory control and data acquisition systems, and offers a modern and intuitive user interface based on KONGSBERG's wide ranging experience in automation and decision support systems for the defense, maritime and offshore oil ...
Source: news.google.com
18/09/2014 16:54:23

Global Offshore Wind Market To Reach 40 GW By 2020
CleanTechnica
Offshore wind power is increasingly being explored for its high yield, due to stronger and more consistent winds compared to onshore, and the scope that this provides for the construction of large-scale projects,” said Swati Singh, GlobalData's Analyst ...
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18/09/2014 16:41:35

Isle of Man picks 1GW team
reNews
The Isle of Man says it has decided on preferred bidders for its proposed 1GW offshore wind farm and for more than one tidal energy project in its waters. However, Ken Milne, senior manager for energy policy at the Isle of Man Department for Economic ...
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18/09/2014 16:31:00

Vattenfall to shut offshore plant
Recharge
The plant has been owned by Vattenfall since 2006 and was its first offshore park in Sweden. "Vattenfall invests in wind power wherever it is profitable. So we have chosen to decommission this wind farm prematurely and restore the sea bed and ground ...
Source: news.google.com
18/09/2014 16:08:44

Availon GmbH launches energy management business
Renewable Energy Focus
Availon Energy Management, or AEM, primarily focuses on the calibration and optimisation of wind forecasts, which are in part based on the specific features of the respective wind farms. The standardisation of communications between all areas makes it ...
Source: news.google.com
18/09/2014 15:31:56

Germany Opens 'Offshore Wind Island'
Industrialinfo.com (subscription)
GALWAY, IRELAND--September 18, 2014 --Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) The German island of Heligoland is fast becoming the hub of German North Sea windfarm development following the official ...
Source: news.google.com
18/09/2014 09:10:49

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick meets with UK wind power players in ...
Renewable Energy Focus
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult welcomed the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and offshore wind industry leaders from the United Kingdom and the United States to London on 17 September to discuss the current and future ...
Source: news.google.com
18/09/2014 08:47:21




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Project Details for Beatrice Demonstration
General Information Name Beatrice Demonstration correct
Other names correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region Scotland, Highland correct
Comments correct
Round (or category) Deepwater Demonstration correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Comments on the status correct
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Project Capacity 10 MW correct
Turbine Model 5M (Senvion) correct
Turbine Capacity 5.075 MW correct
Number of Turbines 2 correct
Total Turbine Height 170 m correct
Hub Height 107.00 m correct
Rotor Diameter 126 m correct
Foundation Grounded: 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) 41.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea, Northern North Sea (Cromarty) correct
Centre latitude 58.098° correct
Centre longitude -3.078° correct
Area 1 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 45 m - 45 m correct
Depth range stated by developer correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 23 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 24.2 km correct
Ports Installation base Nigg, Cromarty Firth correct
Ops and maintenance Buckie correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers None correct
Grid connection point Via existing 33kV cable from Tallsman Beatrice A Platform Complex correct
Cable landing point 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 1.92 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type correct
Section Area 70 mm2 correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics 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 33kV correct
Array Cables Array cable length 0.97 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth 1 m correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section 70 mm2 correct
Insulation correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments 970 m between the turbines and 1920 m from WTG A to the platform. correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 6523 correct
CO2 reduced per year 13184 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 307 tonnes correct
Expected life 5.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct