Gwynt y Môr
576 MW Partial Generation/Under Construction United Kingdom

"The database has become an invaluable tool with regard to business planning and the regular updates from the 4C Offshore team on the project specifics ensure that, as a tier 1 supplier, we remain well informed and able to react to market developments."

Darren Taylor, NKT Cables


Latest Windfarm News
DECC prepares Burbo 2 verdict
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The UK government is due to make a final determination before the end of this week on Dong Energy's 256MW Burbo 2 wind farm in the Irish Sea. DECC secretary Ed Davey is coming to the end of his statutory three-month review of a Planning Inspectorate ...
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22/09/2014 23:35:03

Lightning strikes for Vattenfall
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Vattenfall is to replace a blade on one of the turbines at the 90MW Kentish Flats offshore wind farm that was damaged in lightning strikes. The Swedish company said it decided to act after routine maintenance inspections at the project (pictured) off England's ...
Source: news.google.com
22/09/2014 17:03:11

Trelleborg kit to protect worlds largest floating windfarm
European Rubber Journal (subscription)
Stockholm - Trelleborg's offshore uint is to supply a range of cable protection products, for phase two of the major offshore windfarm Fukushima Forward project in Japan. The Swedish company is to provide distributed buoyancy modules (DBM), bend ...
Source: news.google.com
22/09/2014 16:49:10

Video: Tuco Marine Debuts Wind Farm Service Boat
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The ProZero 13m WIND FARM SERVICE BOAT is constructed from carbon fiber composites due to the industry's focus on fuel efficiency obtained by less operational power needed. Further the low weight achieved by this construction, also makes it possible ...
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22/09/2014 13:44:55

OrbisEnergy and WAB to collaborate on North Sea offshore wind projects
CleanTechnology News, Industry Analysis, Market Research Reports - Clean Technology Business Review
OrbisEnergy business development manager Johnathan Reynolds said: "We hope there will be stronger relationships for our business communities, collaborative relationships between OrbisEnergy and WAB, and new projects that will help the offshore wind ...
Source: news.google.com
22/09/2014 11:40:49

Swire Blue Ocean to support Gemini offshore wind farm in Netherlands
CleanTechnology News, Industry Analysis, Market Research Reports - Clean Technology Business Review
Siemens has also signed a 15-year service and maintenance agreement for the project, which is claimed to be the largest wind farm in the North Sea. The project will yield 2.6TWh of electricity a year and reduce 1.25 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Source: news.google.com
22/09/2014 06:15:06

Orbis cements German link
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UK-based innovation centre OrbisEnergy has signed a memorandum of understanding with German wind energy agency WAB for collaborative working on North Sea offshore projects. The agreement was signed during a visit by an 11-strong delegation from ...
Source: news.google.com
19/09/2014 15:28:28

Research and Markets: Feasibility Study of Wind Power in India-2014: A Guide ...
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... Types of Generators, Electrical Dynamics of Wind Turbine Model, Modern Trends in Wind Farms, Offshore Wind Turbine Development, Development of Off-shore Wind Equipment Technologies, Simplified Off-shore Wind Farm, A Study of Indian Wind Energy ...
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19/09/2014 14:47:34

Swire jack-up joins Gemini squad
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Swire Blue Ocean has signed a deal to provide an installation vessel for Van Oord at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off the Netherlands. The company operates Pacific Orca and Pacific Osprey (pictured) and will help tackle the 150 foundations and ...
Source: news.google.com
19/09/2014 14:16:33

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer issues new shares
Olive Press
The sale is estimated to be worth more than €250 million at current market prices, equivalent to 9.99% of the group's capital. Gamesa and France's Areva previously agreed a joint venture with the intention of getting 20% of Europe's offshore wind farm projects ...
Source: news.google.com
19/09/2014 13:15:40




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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Developers/Owners/Operators
RoleOrganisation 
Developer
Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm Limited (RWE Innogy UK (formerly RWE npower renewables))
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Operator
Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm Limited (RWE Innogy UK (formerly RWE npower renewables))
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Owner correct
Owner correct
Owner correct
Owner correct
Owner-Offshore Transmission
Balfour Beatty Equitix Consortium
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Project Details for Gwynt y Môr
General Information Name Gwynt y Môr correct
Other names Gwynt y Mor correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region Wales, North correct
Comments Hub height provided is the maximum height.

Between the 25th May and the 10th of August Seaway Heavy Lifting vessel Stanislav Yudin set a record for the rate of foundations installed. 80 monopiles and 32 transition pieces in 77 days.
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Round (or category) Round 2 correct
Development status Partial Generation/Under Construction correct
Comments on the status See events table for latest status correct
Power & Turbines Notice any Errors? You can keep this an open resource by submitting corrections!
Project Capacity 576 MW correct
Turbine Model SWT-3.6-107 (Siemens) correct
Turbine Capacity 3.6 MW correct
Number of Turbines 160 correct
Total Turbine Height 151.5 m correct
Hub Height 98.00 m correct
Rotor Diameter 107 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 Irish Sea (Irish Sea) correct
Centre latitude 53.460° correct
Centre longitude -3.599° correct
Area 86 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 13 m - 32 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 12 m - 28 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 16 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 18 km correct
Ports Installation base Mostyn (Turbines)/Birkenhead (Foundations) correct
Ops and maintenance Mostyn correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Gwynt y Mor OSPE Substation, Gwynt y Mor OSPW Substation correct
Grid connection point Bodelwyddan, St Asaph Business Park, Denbighshire correct
Cable landing point Pensarn, nr Abergele 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 21.3 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) HVAC correct
Nominal voltage 132 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section Area 500 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 12 correct
Average length per cable 11 km correct
Comments 132kV correct
Array Cables Array cable length 148 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section 185/500 mm2 correct
Insulation XLPE correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics 48 correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments 161 array cables in total. correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 375748 correct
CO2 reduced per year 759387 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 17660 tonnes correct
Expected life correct
Other Website Visit correct