Sørlige Nordsjø II (Category A area)
1,500 MW Development Zone Norway

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India plans first offshore wind power project
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The Indian Government has signed an agreement with a group of companies to build the nation's first ever offshore wind power project. The 100MW wind farm will be located off the coast of Gujarat and be partly-financed by state subsidies, the Ministry of New ...
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01/10/2014 23:33:07

UK offshore windfarm deploys lidar to monitor air flows
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The installers say the ZephIR wind data provides an opportunity to enhance the energy assessment and revenue forecasting, which is an essential part of design refinement and the overall business case for the offshore windfarm project. Stephen Kerr, Inch ...
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02/10/2014 00:06:18

India eyes first offshore wind farm
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India currently has 22GW of onshore wind power but so far no offshore wind farms. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he wants to boost the use of renewable energy to help improve energy security and has already announced major plans for a ...
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01/10/2014 23:16:35

India To Build Its First Offshore Wind Farm
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Law360, New York (October 01, 2014, 6:56 PM ET) -- India signed a memorandum of understanding with a consortium of developers that will build the country's first ever offshore wind power plant within the prime minister's home state of Gujarat, India's press ...
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01/10/2014 23:01:07

Iberdola launches offshore pile testing campaign for wikinger project
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The Wikinger offshore wind farm is being developed by IBERDROLA, off the coast of the island of Rügen where the water depths range between 37 and 43 metres. The project covers an area of roughly 34km², within which 70 turbines and one offshore ...
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01/10/2014 14:58:15

Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co. to buy half of Statoil's shares in Dudgeon ...
eNewsWire (press release)
It has recently been announced by TUjobs.com that Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co.) will buy half of Statoil's shares in Dudgeon offshore wind farm. In June, Statoil, in collaboration with Statkraft, decided to build the offshore wind park, Dudgeon, off the ...
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01/10/2014 14:20:33

New wind energy system wins approval in Scotland
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Scotland has a major interest in wind energy. The country is currently home to some of the most ambitious offshore wind projects that are taking form and these projects could have a major impact on the country's energy structure. Despite recent political issues ...
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01/10/2014 14:01:54

Smaller-Scale Wind Power Silently Spins Ahead
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By TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff. Wind energy is not popular. Divisive utility-scale wind projects in Falmouth, Fairhaven and Portsmouth, R.I., as well as the protracted fights and acrimony caused by offshore wind farms Cape Wind and Deepwater Wind, ...
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01/10/2014 11:57:51

Lighting Up Wind Farms with Lidar
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ZephIR 300 has been mounted on a platform on the north east of the lighthouse using a specially designed support frame measuring wind direction and wind velocity and will augment wind measurements from onshore sources and from a dedicated offshore ...
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01/10/2014 11:34:18

Objections to wind turbines not strong enough
Bournemouth Echo
THE objections presented by MPs, elected Councillors and citizens of the area is the strongest and most extensively argued, on all points, of any offshore wind farm in the UK. Approval by Planning Inspectorate Assessment Team would mean that none of the ...
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01/10/2014 07:12:19




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Project Details for Sørlige Nordsjø II (Category A area)
General Information Name Sørlige Nordsjø II (Category A area) correct
Other names Offshore wind - study area correct
Country name Norway correct
Region Vest-Agder correct
Comments NVE has divided the considered zones into three categories-

Category A: Wind power development within the zone

is technically and economically feasible, and will have

relatively few negative impacts. Grid connection is possible

before 2025.

Category B: Wind power development within the zone will

have challenges related to either technical aspects or conflict of interests/negative impacts. The challenges might

be resolved in the future through technology development,

grid measures and/or mitigation measures. NVE considers

that zones in this category can be opened when technology

matures, or when existing use of the areas changes.

Category C: Wind power development within the zone represents greater challenges than in the other two categories.

Conflicts of interest in the areas are not easily resolved.

Foreseen negative impacts are still considered acceptable. Zones in this category should not be opened at the

expense of zones in the two other categories.
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Development status Development Zone correct
Comments on the status After a strategic impact assessment this area is one of five that is seen as having good factors and it is recommended that these areas are prioritised for potential offshore wind farms.

According to the ocean act of 01/07/2010 the establishment of renewable energy production at sea can in principle take place only after the state has opened the specified geographical areas for applications for licenses. This is one area being investigated for suitability.
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Project Capacity 500 MW - 1,500 MW correct
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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 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea correct
Centre latitude 56.783° correct
Centre longitude 4.918° correct
Area 2,573 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 49 m - 65 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 50 m - 70 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 149 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 175.4 km correct
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Grid connection point Tonstad correct
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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.
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Benefits Homes powered annually 978511 correct
CO2 reduced per year 1977570 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 45990 tonnes correct
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