600 MW Consent Authorised Netherlands

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Latest Windfarm News
Have your say on Bicker Fen substation and its connection to Triton Knoll
Boston Standard
Residents affected by the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm will be able to attend exhibits and ask questions with a series of events starting in Bicker today (Tuesday). RWE Innogy, the company behind the project, will be at Bicker Village Hall, on Cemetery ...
21/10/2014 13:16:03

Sembcorp Marine's subsidiaries secure two contracts
Energy Global
Sembmarine SLP Limited (SLP), which is 70% owned by Sembcorp Marine, has been awarded a contract to design and build the offshore substation platform for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. The contract has been granted by Siemens Transmission ...
21/10/2014 11:16:18

Wind farm to power 35000 Scottish homes
The Planner
The proposed Afton wind farm, which will have a generating capacity of 74 Megawatts (MW) will be developed by E.ON. The announcement comes after four large offshore wind farms in the Forth and Tay region - together able to power 1.6 million of Scottish ...
21/10/2014 09:23:45

Chinese Wind Industry Operation & Maintenance A $3 Billion-A-Year Opportunity
A lot of time and metaphorical ink is spent on the installation and operation of renewable energy installations, be they onshore wind or offshore wind or solar, with very little attention paid to the before and after — the investment and maintenance phases, ...
21/10/2014 08:56:10

WTG transport and installation deal
Maritime Journal
Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, which holds the licenses and consents to enable it to construct the Dudgeon offshore wind farm, is owned by two Norwegian companies, Statoil and Statkraft, and Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, Masdar. Statoil holds ...
20/10/2014 15:24:45

Investigating The Environmental Impact Of Offshore Wind Farms
Despite my well-publicised love for offshore wind farms and wind technology in general, the reality is that pursuing such a technology to the detriment of the environment almost completely undermines the supposed benefits we reap from such renewable ...
20/10/2014 12:25:08

U.K. Green Investment Bank's Wind Fund Raise 'Going Well'
The U.K. Green Investment Bank is set to tie up the first investments in a $1.6 billion fund by the end of March, part of Britain's push to cement its dominance in offshore wind power. The lender has interest from two potential cornerstone investors, each for ...
20/10/2014 11:30:26

A2SEA secures contract to support Dudgeon offshore wind farm in UK
Energy Business Review
"We are very pleased to continue our cooperation and partnership with Statoil for installation of turbines, which started on their first offshore wind project Sheringham Shoal, and now continues on the Dudgeon project." Scheduled to be commissioned by the ...
20/10/2014 10:24:06

Spotlight shines on the Humber's offshore wind activities
Grimsby Telegraph
CHANGING TIDE: The rapidly changing face of Grimsby Fish Docks, or Port of Grimsby East, where up to 50 boats are now serving the renewable energy industry. Half of the UK's current offshore wind farm construction is taking place out of Grimsby, with ...
20/10/2014 09:47:59

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 Gemini
General Information Name Gemini correct
Other names Buitengaats & ZeeEnergie, BARD-Nederland Offshore, GWS Offshore NL1, 64 (ID assigned by authority), correct
Country name Netherlands correct
Region Friesland correct
Comments Northland Power detailed that Gemini will be developed in two 300MW sites (Buitengaats & ZeeEnergie) in an investor presentation released on the 16th July 2014 for a total cost of 2.8 billion EUR. The capital will be covered by approximately 70% senior debt, 7% junior debt, 15-16% equity and 7-8% pre-completion revenues.

A separate grid company will own, maintain and operate the offshore transformer station(s), export cabling and all other grid related assets, except for the infield cabling.

Financing breakdown total financing is around EUR 2.8 billion. EUR 500 million - shareholders: Northland Power, Siemens, Van Oord & HVC. EUR 200 million - subordinated loans: Northland Power, Canada & PKA, Denmark. EUR 2 billion - bank loans: ABN AMRO Bank, the Netherlands, Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten, the Netherlands, Banco Santander, Spain, Bank of Montreal, Canada, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Japan, BNP Paribas, France, CaixaBank, Spain, CIBC World Markets, Canada, Deutsche Bank, Germany, EIB. Europese Investeringsbank, Luxembourg, Natixis, France, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Japan, EKF, Denmark, Euler Hermes, Germany, Export Development Canada & Delcredeire|Ducroire, Belgium.
Round (or category) Round 2 (NL) correct
Development status Consent Authorised correct
Comments on the status Awarded SDE subsidies from the Dutch government, in total EUR 4.4 billion. correct
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Project Capacity 600 MW correct
Turbine Model SWT-4.0-130 (Siemens) correct
Turbine Capacity 4 MW correct
Number of Turbines 150 correct
Total Turbine Height 155 m correct
Hub Height 90.00 m correct
Rotor Diameter 130 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Monopile 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) 2700.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea correct
Centre latitude 54.036° correct
Centre longitude 5.963° correct
Area 68 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 32 m - 34 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 28 m - 36 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 85 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 70.2 km correct
Ports Installation base Eemshaven, BOW Terminal - Vlissingen (storage and transfers of foundations) correct
Ops and maintenance Eemshaven correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Gemini Substation 1, Gemini Substation 2 correct
Grid connection point Oude Schild correct
Cable landing point Oude Schild 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 4 correct
Average length per cable 110 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) HVAC correct
Nominal voltage 220 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type Al correct
Section Area correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth correct
Comments Export voltage 250-300kV correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables 6 correct
Average length per cable 0.3 km correct
Comments 250kV-300kV, assumed 2x3 in one trench correct
Array Cables Array cable length 105 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type correct
Section correct
Insulation correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments Over 100km of array cable correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 391404 correct
CO2 reduced per year 791028 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 18396 tonnes correct
Expected life 20.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct