4.95 MW Fully Commissioned Denmark

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Latest Update: 01 January 2001
Vindeby SMS - Expected year of decommissioning. Read More
Farm originally operated by Elkraft. Elkraft became part of Energi E2, which became DONG energy, after merger with other energy companies
Owner correct
Project Details for Vindeby
General Information Name Vindeby correct
Other names Ravnsborg correct
Country name Denmark correct
Region Ravnsborg correct
Comments This was the world's first offshore wind farm.

To protect against corrosion, the turbines were built with airtight towers and nacelles, and are cooled by heat exchanges.
Round (or category) correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Comments on the status correct
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Project Capacity 4.95 MW correct
Turbine Model B35/450 (Bonus) correct
Turbine Capacity 0.45 MW correct
Number of Turbines 11 correct
Total Turbine Height 52.5 m correct
Hub Height 35.00 m correct
Rotor Diameter 35 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Gravity-Base correct
Windspeed 10 Year Mean Wind Speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated Project Cost GBP(mill) 7.18 correct
Location & Environment Sea name Kattegat correct
Centre latitude 54.970° correct
Centre longitude 11.130° correct
Area 0 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 2 m - 4 m correct
Depth range stated by developer correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 1.8 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 1.8 km correct
Ports Installation base Harbour of Onsevig correct
Ops and maintenance correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms None correct
Offshore transformers None correct
Grid connection point correct
Cable landing point 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 1 correct
Average length per cable 1.3 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 10 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type correct
Section Area correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth correct
Comments 10 kV tri-phased. 50 Hz AC-cable correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables correct
Average length per cable correct
Comments correct
Array Cables Array cable length 3 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 10 kV 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 3506 correct
CO2 reduced per year 7085 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 165 tonnes correct
Expected life correct
Other Website Visit correct

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