Middelgrunden
40 MW Fully Commissioned Denmark

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Renewable energy company vow to restore land in Bicker Fen cable laying plan
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A renewable energy company is making moves to address concerns over a bid to lay 40 miles of cable connecting an offshore wind farm to the National Grid. The 60m wide and 40 mile long strip of land to lay the cable for connecting Triton Knoll to the grid is ...
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Swedish steel for floating platforms
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Swedish steel specialist SSAB is entering into an agreement with Hexicon AB to develop far off shore wind farm platforms. The combined technology will offer advantages within the market for renewable energy. A first demonstration unit is planned for ...
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17/09/2014 21:26:50

Mass. studies UK offshore wind
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Patrick – a staunch renewables supporter and possible future US presidential contender for the Democratic Party – met with Andrew Jamieson, chief executive of the UK's Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, to discuss barriers to entry in the offshore wind ...
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17/09/2014 16:47:11

Baltic 2 platform on the move
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The platform will bundle electricity from the offshore wind turbines and transform 33kV power into 150kV electricity that will be transported via subsea cables to land from the wind farm 32km north of the island of Rügen. EnBW in late August had started ...
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17/09/2014 14:29:16

Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy
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A developed network of offshore wind turbines could power the entire United States of America. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there is a potential 4.15 gigawatts of energy which can be collected from offshore wind collection around ...
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17/09/2014 15:39:52

Atlas Professionals enters framework agreement for provision of offshore wind ...
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Offshore wind energy has huge potential and I am pleased that our professionals will assist DONG Energy with their UK projects and in turn further increase their aim to successfully develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms in Northern Europe.”.
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17/09/2014 11:23:18

RWE talks shop on Triton grid
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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 ...
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17/09/2014 06:04:32

Harnessing the wind
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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 ...
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16/09/2014 23:51:34

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 ...
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16/09/2014 22:06:18

A Million-Dollar Buoy Will Spot the Best Sites for Wind Farms
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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 ...
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16/09/2014 19:55:23



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Project Details for Middelgrunden
General Information Name Middelgrunden correct
Other names Kobenhavn correct
Country name Denmark correct
Region København correct
Comments Largest offshore wind farm based on a cooperative ownership. correct
Round (or category) correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Comments on the status correct
Power & Turbines Notice any Errors? You can keep this an open resource by submitting corrections!
Project Capacity 40 MW correct
Turbine Model B76/2000 (Bonus) correct
Turbine Capacity 2 MW correct
Number of Turbines 20 correct
Total Turbine Height 102 m correct
Hub Height 64.00 m correct
Rotor Diameter 76 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Gravity-Base 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) 44.89 correct
Location & Environment Sea name Kattegat correct
Centre latitude 55.691° correct
Centre longitude 12.669° correct
Area 0 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 3 m - 6 m correct
Depth range stated by developer correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 4.7 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 4.7 km correct
Ports Installation base Copenhagen Port correct
Ops and maintenance Copenhagen Port correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers None correct
Grid connection point Amager Power Station correct
Cable landing point Amager Strand 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 3.5 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 30 kV correct
Maximum voltage 36 kV correct
Power rating 20 MVA 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 correct
Comments correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables correct
Average length per cable correct
Comments 30kV correct
Array Cables Array cable length 4.65 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 30 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 20 MVA correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 26094 correct
CO2 reduced per year 52735 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 1226 tonnes correct
Expected life correct
Other Website Visit correct
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