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Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited
Red Rock Power Limited (State Development & Investment Corporation (SDIC) (国家开发投资公司))
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Name Beatrice correct
Other names BOWL correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region Scotland, Highland correct
Comments The draft decommissioning programme, released in September 2015, revealed a downsizing of the project to 588MW. Siemens will also implement two of its new Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs) which will collect the generated electricity for transmission to shore by two export cables.The support structures for the OTMs will be identical to those used for the wind turbines. correct
Round (or category) Scottish Territorial Waters 1 correct
Development status Pre-Construction correct
Comments on the status correct
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Project capacity 588 MW correct
Turbine model SWT-7.0-154 (Siemens) correct
Turbine capacity 7 MW correct
Number of turbines 84 correct
Total turbine height 198.4 m correct
Hub height correct
Rotor diameter 154 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Jacket (Piled) (Pin piles will have a diameter of 2.2m and have a length of circa 35-60m.) correct
10 year mean wind speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Stated project cost GBP(mill) 2600.00 correct
Sea name North Sea, Northern North Sea (Cromarty) correct
Centre latitude 58.254° correct
Centre longitude -2.885° correct
Area 131 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 35 m - 50 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 35 m - 55 m correct
Distance from shore (reported) 13.5 km correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 18.8 km correct
Installation base Sassnitz, Nigg (construction and marshalling port and will store, pre-assemble and prepare the wind turbines ahead of installation offshore) correct
Ops and maintenance Primary - Wick Harbour, Contingency - Buckie correct
Converter/Collector platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Beatrice Substation 1, Beatrice Substation 2 correct
Grid connection point New substation at Blackhillock adjacent to existing substation. correct
Cable landing point West of Portgordon correct
Number of export cables 2 correct
Average length per cable 67.4 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) HVAC correct
Nominal voltage 220 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type correct
Section area 1200 mm2 correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth correct
Comments Export cable corridor varies between 575-1054m in width. An interconnector cable will connect the two Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs). correct
Number of onshore cables 2 correct
Average length per cable 18.6 km correct
Comments correct
Array cable length 161 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth 0.6-0.8 m correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type correct
Section 630 mm2 correct
Insulation correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments 3-core 33kV armoured submarine cable consisting of:

- 42 type 1 (cross-sectional area of 630mm2)

- 48 type 2 (cross-sectional area of 400mm2)
Homes powered annually 416454 correct
CO2 reduced per year 841654 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 19573 tonnes correct
Expected life 25.0 years correct
Website Visit correct

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