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Inner Dowsing
97.2 MW Fully Commissioned United Kingdom

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Latest Windfarm News
Harnessing the wind
Sequim Gazette
William Shaw, atmospheric chemistry and meteorology scientist for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, explains the technologically advanced and distinct instruments each buoy is equipped with to gather unique off-shore wind energy data in the open ...
Source: news.google.com
16/09/2014 23:51:34

RWE unveils Triton talking shops
reNews
RWE has unwrapped the blueprint for community consultations on the onshore electrical works for its proposed up to 900MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the east of England. Adverts have been placed in local newspapers in Lincolnshire containing the ...
Source: news.google.com
16/09/2014 23:35:45

Canada falls behind global growth of offshore wind power: report
The Globe and Mail
Currently, Britain has the most offshore wind farms of any country, with about half of the worldwide capacity. While it will see more installed in the next few years – reaching 11 GW by 2020 – Britain's worldwide share will decrease to less than 30 per cent, the ...
Source: news.google.com
16/09/2014 22:06:22

Global offshore wind power market to reach almost 40 gigawatts by 2020
WhaTech
Global Offshore Wind Power Market to Reach Almost 40 Gigawatts by 2020 is a new market research publication announced by Reportstack. With more countries utilizing offshore wind potential, the global offshore wind power market is expected to increase ...
Source: news.google.com
16/09/2014 21:36:38

A Million-Dollar Buoy Will Spot the Best Sites for Wind Farms
Gizmodo India
With roughly 12,383 miles of coastline, the US has plenty of potential installation sites for offshore wind farms. Floating data collection centers like the one shown above will help energy companies and government agencies alike find the windiest, and most ...
Source: news.google.com
16/09/2014 19:55:23

Volvo Penta Turns the Tide for Njord Offshore
The Maritime Executive
After initially being designed to accommodate a different propulsion system, Njord Offshore's four new windfarm crew vessels are all fitted with Volvo Penta IPS900 and will be in the water by early 2015. Volvo Penta exhibited its offshore windfarm solutions at ...
Source: news.google.com
16/09/2014 15:37:32

Wind Energy O&M Market Global Research and Analysis 2018
DigitalJournal.com
Good O&M practices can optimize the profitability of wind farms, thereby ultimately reducing the downtime of the turbines or leading to the extension of their lifespan. O&M also tends to be high for offshore wind energy systems compared to the terrestrial wind ...
Source: news.google.com
16/09/2014 18:05:55

New Series: Brave Tern - Working on the edge (episode 1)
Deutsche Welle
Do German offshore wind farms have a future? 03.04.2013. Often hailed as the showpiece of German efforts to promote renewable energy, until recently there was general approval for the country's offshore wind farms. Now, however, the policy is falling out of ...
Source: news.google.com
16/09/2014 17:56:05

Gov. Sees State as Future Leader in Wind Energy
Product Design & Development
Rhode Island will have a major role to play in the offshore wind industry, even though a developer chose to use a Massachusetts port to build a large wind farm, Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday. Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would use New ...
Source: news.google.com
16/09/2014 15:06:18

Cape Wind Signs Lease For New Bedford Staging Area
Banker & Tradesman
Announcing a lease deal with Cape Wind, state officials expect the offshore wind farm developers, who are still fighting lawsuits and assembling financing, to begin operations at the South Coast Marine Terminal in New Bedford in January 2015. The Mass ...
Source: news.google.com
16/09/2014 15:52:57



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Developers/Owners/Operators
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Developer correct
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Operator-Offshore Transmission correct
Owner correct
Owner correct
Owner correct
Owner-Offshore Transmission correct
Project Details for Inner Dowsing
General Information Name Inner Dowsing correct
Other names correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region England, East Midlands correct
Comments The cost for both Lynn and Inner Dowsing Projects is "at least 300m GBP". The Oct 2009 equity sale and project finance round values the project at GBP460m in aggregate, or, if split pro-rata by MW, 230m GBP for each of Lynn and Inner Dowsing. correct
Round (or category) Round 1 correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Comments on the status correct
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Project Capacity 97.2 MW correct
Turbine Model SWT-3.6-107 (Siemens) correct
Turbine Capacity 3.6 MW correct
Number of Turbines 27 correct
Total Turbine Height 133.5 m correct
Hub Height 80.00 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 GBP(mill) 150.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea, Southern North Sea (Humber) correct
Centre latitude 53.191° correct
Centre longitude 0.446° correct
Area 10 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 6 m - 8 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 6 m - 18 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 5 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 6.2 km correct
Ports Installation base Skegness, Esbjerg (pre-assembly) correct
Ops and maintenance Grimsby correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers None correct
Grid connection point Middlemarsh, Skegness correct
Cable landing point Skegness, Lincolnshire 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 3 correct
Average length per cable 6.6 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage 36 kV correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section Area correct
Insulation XLPE correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth 2 m correct
Comments correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables correct
Average length per cable 5 km correct
Comments 33kV correct
Array Cables Array cable length 16 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage 36 kV correct
Burial depth correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section correct
Insulation XLPE correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 63407 correct
CO2 reduced per year 128147 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 2980 tonnes correct
Expected life 25.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct