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Race Bank
580 MW Consent Authorised United Kingdom

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Sembcorp' subsidiaries win two new contracts
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21/10/2014 07:06:22

WTG transport and installation deal
Maritime Journal
Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, which holds the licenses and consents to enable it to construct the Dudgeon offshore wind farm, is owned by two Norwegian companies, Statoil and Statkraft, and Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, Masdar. Statoil holds ...
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20/10/2014 15:24:45

A2SEA signs contract for Dudgeon offshore wind farm
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Danish installation contractor A2SEA will install 67 Siemens 6MW turbines at Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, located off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in North Norfolk, using their specialist, purpose-built, offshore installation vessel Sea Installer.
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20/10/2014 09:06:33

Work Starts on Kentish Flats Offshore Extension
Industrialinfo.com (subscription)
GALWAY, IRELAND--October 20, 2014 --Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) Work will start this week on the €207 million ($264 million) extension to the Kentish Flats offshore windfarm in the U.K.. Owner ...
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20/10/2014 13:00:16

Investigating The Environmental Impact Of Offshore Wind Farms
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Despite my well-publicised love for offshore wind farms and wind technology in general, the reality is that pursuing such a technology to the detriment of the environment almost completely undermines the supposed benefits we reap from such renewable ...
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20/10/2014 12:25:08

A2SEA wins contract to support Dudgeon offshore wind farm in UK
CleanTechnology News, Industry Analysis, Market Research Reports - Clean Technology Business Review
"We are very pleased to continue our cooperation and partnership with Statoil for installation of turbines, which started on their first offshore wind project Sheringham Shoal, and now continues on the Dudgeon project." The Dudgeon wind farm, which is ...
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20/10/2014 06:36:19

Spotlight shines on the Humber's offshore wind activities
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CHANGING TIDE: The rapidly changing face of Grimsby Fish Docks, or Port of Grimsby East, where up to 50 boats are now serving the renewable energy industry. Half of the UK's current offshore wind farm construction is taking place out of Grimsby, with ...
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20/10/2014 09:47:59

U.K. Green Investment Bank's Wind Fund Raise 'Going Well'
Bloomberg
The U.K. Green Investment Bank is set to tie up the first investments in a $1.6 billion fund by the end of March, part of Britain's push to cement its dominance in offshore wind power. The lender has interest from two potential cornerstone investors, each for ...
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20/10/2014 11:30:26

2 Sembcorp Marine subsidiaries awarded contracts worth S$222m
Channel News Asia
One of its units, Sembmarine SLP, has been awarded a contract by Siemens Transmission & Distribution to design and build the offshore substation platform for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. Meanwhile, Sembmarine's other subsidiary Jurong Shipyard ...
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20/10/2014 09:32:40




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Project Details for Race Bank
General Information Name Race Bank correct
Other names correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region England, East of England correct
Comments During the extensions to Round 1 and 2 wind farms Race Bank added a further 80MW.

As noted in the stakeholders table Centrica are only prepared to invest £200 million and investors would have to make up the rest. There have been reports of Centrica pulling out unless subsidies are increased, please see the stakeholders.

Even though the developer applied, this project was not in the list for projects that qualified for the Final Investment Decision Enabling for Renewables (December 2013). This has cast doubt on the future of the project. The project has since been purchased by DONG.

Since DONG has taken over Race Bank, it has been quoted that the wind farm will feature up to 91 turbines for a maximum of 580MW generating capacity.
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Round (or category) Round 2 correct
Development status Consent Authorised correct
Comments on the status As part of the consenting decision the number, rotor diameter and generating capacity of the wind turbines should be such that their operation may be expected (according to the Appropriate Assessment) to result in a collision risk mortality of not more than 43 sandwich terns (from an overall Greater Wash threshold of 94 sandwich terns). Consent has been granted for a choice of predefined turbine configurations ranging from 94-116 turbines, 5-6.15MW, 126m-155m rotor, 504-576MW total capacity. correct
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Project Capacity 580 MW correct
Turbine Model Not Decided correct
Turbine Capacity correct
Number of Turbines 91 correct
Total Turbine Height 180 m correct
Hub Height correct
Rotor Diameter 155 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) 2000.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea, Southern North Sea (Humber) correct
Centre latitude 53.276° correct
Centre longitude 0.841° correct
Area 62 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 6 m - 23 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 4 m - 22 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 32 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 33.8 km correct
Ports Installation base correct
Ops and maintenance correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Race Bank Substation 1, Race Bank Substation 2 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 4 correct
Average length per cable 64 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) HVAC correct
Nominal voltage correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type 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 12 correct
Average length per cable 10.94 km correct
Comments Cable route from low resolution image correct
Array Cables Array cable length correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 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 378357 correct
CO2 reduced per year 764660 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 17783 tonnes correct
Expected life 24.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct