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Owner-Offshore Transmission
TC Lincs OFTO Ltd (Transmission Capital Partners)
Project Details for Lincs
General Information Name Lincs correct
Other names correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region England, East Midlands correct
Comments Centrica are planning to dispose of all of their interests in Offshore wind.

Hub height is estimated after turbine model upgrade

Estimated that 25% of the stated CAPEX cost is for transformer and export cabling. Of the £1bn, £425 is in non-recourse project financing, with the remainder provided by the developers.
Round (or category) Round 2 correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Power & Turbines Project capacity 270 MW correct
Turbine model SWT-3.6-120 (Siemens) correct
Turbine capacity 3.6 MW correct
Number of turbines 75 correct
Total turbine height 145.2 m correct
Hub height 85.25 m correct
Rotor diameter 120 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Monopile correct
Windspeed 10 year mean wind speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated project cost GBP(mill) 1000.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea, Southern North Sea (Humber) correct
Centre latitude 53.191° correct
Centre longitude 0.491° correct
Area 41 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 8 m - 16 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 10 m - 15 m correct
Distance from shore (reported) 8 km correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 9.1 km correct
Ports Installation base Port of Esbjerg Great Yarmouth (for monopiles and transition pieces) correct
Ops and maintenance Grimsby (commissioning managed from Grimsby and Sutton Bridge) correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Lincs Substation correct
Grid connection point Walpole correct
Cable landing point Sutton Bridge 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 47.5 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) AC correct
Nominal voltage 132 kV correct
Maximum voltage 145 kV correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section area 630 mm2 correct
Insulation XLPE correct
Number fibre optics 84 correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth 1 to 3, 5 at certain locations m correct
Comments A chain trencher was used to install across 8km of intertidal sands correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables 2 correct
Average length per cable 12 km correct
Comments 132kV correct
Array Cables Array cable length 85.3 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 (64 km)/630 (20.5 km) mm2 correct
Insulation correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments 64km of 3core 185mm² and 20.5km of 3 core 630mm² correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 191229 correct
CO2 reduced per year 386474 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 8988 tonnes correct
Expected life 20.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct

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