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Name Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project - Array 2 correct
Other names NaREC Offshore Wind Demonstration Project correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region England, North East correct
Comments Test site owned by EDF for the testing of foundation technologies for their offshore wind farm projects.

The first stage of construction will focus on the development of ‘Array 2’ section of the wind farm (an arrangement of turbines closest to shore), requiring site investigations, design and procurement activities covering the installation of five turbines and the associated electrical cable which would connect to the electrical grid on shore.
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Round (or category) Demonstration correct
Development status Pre-Construction correct
Comments on the status correct
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Project capacity 41.5 MW correct
Turbine model V164-8.0 MW (MHI Vestas Offshore Wind) correct
Turbine capacity 8 MW correct
Number of turbines 5 correct
Total turbine height 191.5 m correct
Hub height 109.50 m correct
Rotor diameter 164 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Gravity-Base (A hybrid of a steel reinforced concrete foundation, with a steel monopile. Height: 60m Base Diameter: 30m On bottom weight: 13,000t) correct
10 year mean wind speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Stated project cost GBP(mill) 145.00 correct
Sea name North Sea, Northern North Sea (Tyne) correct
Centre latitude 55.131° correct
Centre longitude -1.402° correct
Area 4 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 29 m - 39 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 36 m - 42 m correct
Distance from shore (reported) 5.7 km correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 6.4 km correct
Installation base Esbjerg correct
Ops and maintenance Blyth correct
Converter/Collector platforms correct
Offshore transformers None correct
Grid connection point 33kV/66kV substation at Former Blyth Power Station (Northern Electric Distribution Limited (NEDL)) correct
Cable landing point Cambois correct
Number of export cables 1 correct
Average length per cable 7.2 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage correct
Maximum voltage 66 kV correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type Copper correct
Section area correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth 0.5-1.5 m correct
Comments The 66kV cable is expected to have a diameter of 127mm and contingency for route planning could result in up to 5% of additional length on the export cable. correct
Number of onshore cables correct
Average length per cable 0.5 km correct
Comments Connect to old Blyth Power Station correct
Array cable length 5 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 66 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth 0.5-1.5 m correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type Copper correct
Section correct
Insulation correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments The 66kV cables are expected to have a diameter of 127mm and contingency for route planning could result in up to 10% of additional length across all array cables. correct
Homes powered annually 29393 correct
CO2 reduced per year 59402 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 1381 tonnes correct
Expected life 22.0 years correct
Website Visit correct

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Pre-Construction Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project - Array 2 Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project - Array 2
Pre-Construction East Anglia ONE East Anglia ONE
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Consent Authorised Dogger Bank - Creyke Beck B Dogger Bank - Creyke Beck B
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Consent Authorised Dogger Bank - Teesside B Dogger Bank - Teesside B
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