North Hoyle
60 MW Fully Commissioned United Kingdom

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Darren Taylor, NKT Cables


Latest Windfarm News
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 ...
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19/09/2014 15:28:28

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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 ...
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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 ...
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19/09/2014 13:15:40

More British wind energy capacity online
UPI.com
The U.K. Green Investment Bank in March acquired a 10 percent stake in the Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm from Germany's RWE Innogy for $360 million. That project is the largest offshore wind farm under construction in Europe, with more than 500 MW of ...
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19/09/2014 11:12:07

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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19/09/2014 05:25:04

Vattenfall to scrap Yttre Stengrund
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Vattenfall has abandoned plans to repower its 10MW Yttre Stengrund offshore wind farm in the Kalmar Sound, Sweden. The company announced this week it is planning to decommission the project (pictured), which was brought online in 2001 and features ...
Source: news.google.com
18/09/2014 17:30:53

Global Offshore Wind Market To Reach 40 GW By 2020
CleanTechnica
Offshore wind power is increasingly being explored for its high yield, due to stronger and more consistent winds compared to onshore, and the scope that this provides for the construction of large-scale projects,” said Swati Singh, GlobalData's Analyst ...
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18/09/2014 16:41:35

Isle of Man picks 1GW team
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The Isle of Man says it has decided on preferred bidders for its proposed 1GW offshore wind farm and for more than one tidal energy project in its waters. However, Ken Milne, senior manager for energy policy at the Isle of Man Department for Economic ...
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18/09/2014 16:31:00

Vattenfall to shut offshore plant
Recharge
The plant has been owned by Vattenfall since 2006 and was its first offshore park in Sweden. "Vattenfall invests in wind power wherever it is profitable. So we have chosen to decommission this wind farm prematurely and restore the sea bed and ground ...
Source: news.google.com
18/09/2014 16:08:44




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
NWP Offshore Ltd (RWE Innogy UK (formerly RWE npower renewables))
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Operator
RWE Innogy UK (formerly RWE npower renewables) (RWE Innogy GmbH)
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Owner
Beaufort Wind Limited (RWE Innogy UK (formerly RWE npower renewables))
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Project Details for North Hoyle
General Information Name North Hoyle correct
Other names correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region Wales, North correct
Comments correct
Round (or category) Round 1 correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Comments on the status Generating Since Nov 2003 correct
Power & Turbines Notice any Errors? You can keep this an open resource by submitting corrections!
Project Capacity 60 MW correct
Turbine Model V80-2.0 MW (Vestas) correct
Turbine Capacity 2 MW correct
Number of Turbines 30 correct
Total Turbine Height 107 m correct
Hub Height 67.00 m correct
Rotor Diameter 80 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) 81.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name Irish Sea (Irish Sea) correct
Centre latitude 53.417° correct
Centre longitude -3.448° correct
Area 10 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 5 m - 12 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 7 m - 11 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 7.2 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 9.1 km correct
Ports Installation base Mostyn correct
Ops and maintenance Mostyn correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers None correct
Grid connection point Rhyl correct
Cable landing point Rhyl 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 12 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section Area 630 mm2 correct
Insulation XLPE correct
Number fibre optics 12 correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth 1.5 m correct
Comments The cables are approximately 10781m or 13176m long, 139mm diameter (37 kg/m). The cable construction includes integral insulation, core screening and steel armour (for stiffness and impact resistance). Armour wire size of 6mm. correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables correct
Average length per cable 4 km correct
Comments correct
Array Cables Array cable length 18 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth 1 m correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section 185 mm2 correct
Insulation XLPE correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics 12 correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments Cables are armoured overall with a layer of 5mm galvanised steel wires. The array cables are typically 350m or 800m long, 105mm in diameter (21 kg/m). correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 39140 correct
CO2 reduced per year 79103 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 1840 tonnes correct
Expected life 25.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct
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