Humber Gateway

219 MW Fully Commissioned United Kingdom

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Project Details for Humber Gateway
General Information Name Humber Gateway correct
Other names correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region England, Yorkshire & the Humber correct
Comments The Port of Sunderland will store the two offshore substations until they are installed. Also as part of the same deal a cable lay vessel and offshore barge will be based at the port.

The transmission tender round will be under the generator-build model and not the OFTO-build model. This means that the owner will build the transmission and another organisation will buy the transmission at a later date.
Round (or category) Round 2 correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Comments on the status correct
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Project Capacity 219 MW correct
Turbine Model V112-3.0 MW Offshore (MHI Vestas Offshore Wind) correct
Turbine Capacity 3 MW correct
Number of Turbines 73 correct
Total Turbine Height 136 m correct
Hub Height 80.00 m correct
Rotor Diameter 112 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Monopile (The monopiles have a diamter of 4.8m and the transition pieces 5.0m.) correct
Windspeed 10 Year Mean Wind Speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated Project Cost GBP(mill) 736.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea, Southern North Sea (Humber) correct
Centre latitude 53.644° correct
Centre longitude 0.293° correct
Area 35 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 10 m - 18 m correct
Depth range stated by developer correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 10 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 10.1 km correct
Ports Installation base Vlissingen (Bow terminal), Port of Sunderland, Esbjerg (turbine pre-assembly) correct
Ops and maintenance Grimsby correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Humber Gateway Substation correct
Grid connection point Hedon correct
Cable landing point Easington 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 2 correct
Average length per cable 14 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 correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth correct
Comments correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables 6 correct
Average length per cable 30 km correct
Comments 2 x 3 phase correct
Array Cables Array cable length 82 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 correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 155108 correct
CO2 reduced per year 313473 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 7290 tonnes correct
Expected life 25.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct

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