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

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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
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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.
Number of Export Cables correct
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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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