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Rhyl Flats
90 MW Fully Commissioned United Kingdom

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Darren Taylor, NKT Cables


Latest Windfarm News
Sembcorp Marine's subsidiaries secure two contracts
Energy Global
Sembmarine SLP Limited (SLP), which is 70% owned by Sembcorp Marine, has been awarded a contract to design and build the offshore substation platform for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. The contract has been granted by Siemens Transmission ...
Source: news.google.com
21/10/2014 11:16:18

Wind farm to power 35000 Scottish homes
The Planner
The proposed Afton wind farm, which will have a generating capacity of 74 Megawatts (MW) will be developed by E.ON. The announcement comes after four large offshore wind farms in the Forth and Tay region - together able to power 1.6 million of Scottish ...
Source: news.google.com
21/10/2014 09:23:45

Chinese Wind Industry Operation & Maintenance A $3 Billion-A-Year Opportunity
CleanTechnica
A lot of time and metaphorical ink is spent on the installation and operation of renewable energy installations, be they onshore wind or offshore wind or solar, with very little attention paid to the before and after — the investment and maintenance phases, ...
Source: news.google.com
21/10/2014 08:56:10

Sembcorp' subsidiaries win two new contracts
Energy Business Review
Jurong Shipyard has been selected to complete the repair and life extension, and conversion of very large crude carrier (VLCC) into floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Tullow Oil-operated TEN development project offshore ...
Source: news.google.com
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 ...
Source: news.google.com
20/10/2014 15:24:45

Investigating The Environmental Impact Of Offshore Wind Farms
CleanTechnica
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 ...
Source: news.google.com
20/10/2014 12:25:08

A2SEA signs contract for Dudgeon offshore wind farm
Renewable Energy Magazine (press release)
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.
Source: news.google.com
20/10/2014 09:06:33

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 ...
Source: news.google.com
20/10/2014 11:30:26




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Developers/Owners/Operators
RoleOrganisation 
Developer
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Operator
correct
Operator
RWE Innogy UK (formerly RWE npower renewables) (RWE Innogy GmbH)
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Owner correct
Owner correct
Owner
Green Investment Bank
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Project Details for Rhyl Flats
General Information Name Rhyl Flats 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 correct
Power & Turbines Notice any Errors? You can keep this an open resource by submitting corrections!
Project Capacity 90 MW correct
Turbine Model SWT-3.6-107 (Siemens) correct
Turbine Capacity 3.6 MW correct
Number of Turbines 25 correct
Total Turbine Height 133.5 m correct
Hub Height 80.00 m correct
Rotor Diameter 107 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) 190.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name Irish Sea (Irish Sea) correct
Centre latitude 53.378° correct
Centre longitude -3.646° correct
Area 10 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 4 m - 11 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 6 m - 12 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 8 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 10.7 km correct
Ports Installation base Mostyn correct
Ops and maintenance Mostyn correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers None correct
Grid connection point Towyn correct
Cable landing point Towyn 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 3 correct
Average length per cable 10.5 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage 36 kV correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section Area 630 mm2 correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth correct
Comments correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables 3 correct
Average length per cable 2 km correct
Comments 3x33kV, each circuit just under 2km 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 36 kV correct
Burial depth correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section 185/630 mm2 correct
Insulation correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 58711 correct
CO2 reduced per year 118654 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 2759 tonnes correct
Expected life correct
Other Website Visit correct