Sandskallen – Sørøya nord (Category A area)
300 MW Development Zone Norway

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Green light for Burbo Bank offshore wind extension
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
The Secretary of State for the Department of Energy & Climate Change has given consent to DONG Energy Burbo Extension Limited for an extension to the existing Burbo Bank offshore wind farm. The development consent order will allow for the provision of ...
Source: news.google.com
02/10/2014 09:37:19

UK windfarm developer deploys lidar system
Optics.org
Inch Cape Offshore is proposing to develop a wind farm on a site in the North Sea around 15 km off the Angus coastline which will cover an area of approximately 150 km2 and will consist of up to 213 turbines. The optical wind monitoring system is designed ...
Source: news.google.com
02/10/2014 09:31:01

Sumitomo buys Belgian wind power stakes
Argus Media
Tokyo, 2 October (Argus) — Japanese trading house Sumitomo has bought stakes in two offshore wind power projects operated by Belgium firm Parkwind, part of its strategy to expand into overseas power assets. Sumitomo bought a 39pc share of the 165MW ...
Source: news.google.com
02/10/2014 08:36:32

Green Light for 250-MW Burbo Bank Windfarm
Industrialinfo.com (subscription)
GALWAY, IRELAND--October 2, 2014 --Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) A 250-megawatt (MW) extension to the Burbo Bank offshore windfarm in the U.K. has received the green light from the Department for ...
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02/10/2014 08:24:22

India plans first offshore wind power project
Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy
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 ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 23:33:07

India eyes first offshore wind farm
Business Green
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 ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 23:16:35

India To Build Its First Offshore Wind Farm
Law360 (subscription)
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 ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 23:01:07

Iberdola launches offshore pile testing campaign for wikinger project
Your Renewable News (press release)
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 ...
Source: news.google.com
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
Hydrogen Fuel News
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 ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 14:01:54




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Project Details for Sandskallen – Sørøya nord (Category A area)
General Information Name Sandskallen – Sørøya nord (Category A area) correct
Other names Offshore wind - study area correct
Country name Norway correct
Region Finnmark 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 100 MW - 300 MW correct
Turbine Model Not Decided correct
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Total Turbine Height correct
Hub Height correct
Rotor Diameter correct
Foundation Not Decided (Grounded) 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 correct
Location & Environment Sea name Barents Sea correct
Centre latitude 70.943° correct
Centre longitude 22.551° correct
Area 260 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 45 m - 224 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 27 m - 70 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 14 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 22.6 km correct
Ports Installation base correct
Ops and maintenance correct
Grid Converter platforms correct
Offshore transformers correct
Grid connection point Hammerfest or planned Hyggevatn transformatorstasjon 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.
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Benefits Homes powered annually 195702 correct
CO2 reduced per year 395514 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 9198 tonnes correct
Expected life correct
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