Thornton Bank phase III
110.7 MW Fully Commissioned Belgium

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Project Details for Thornton Bank phase III
General Information Name Thornton Bank phase III correct
Other names Zone 1, C-Power 2 correct
Country name Belgium correct
Region Vlaanderen correct
Comments Phase 3 comprises 18 turbines in Area A only (SW Part)

Phases 2 and 3 share one export cable and one offshore substation.

The project cost reflects all 3 phases.
Round (or category) correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Comments on the status See events table for latest status correct
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Project Capacity 110.7 MW correct
Turbine Model 6.2M 126 (Senvion) correct
Turbine Capacity 6.15 MW correct
Number of Turbines 18 correct
Total Turbine Height 158 m correct
Hub Height 95.00 m correct
Rotor Diameter 126 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Jacket 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 EUR(mill) 487.50 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea correct
Centre latitude 51.540° correct
Centre longitude 2.921° correct
Area 7 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 11 m - 20 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 12 m - 28 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 26 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 28.1 km correct
Ports Installation base Oostende correct
Ops and maintenance Oostende correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers 1 correct
Grid connection point 'Slijkens' Bredene correct
Cable landing point Bredene 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 38.7 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) HVAC correct
Nominal voltage 150 kV correct
Maximum voltage 170 kV correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Al correct
Section Area correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth correct
Comments 3-phase 150kV submarine cable. Thornton Bank Phase II and III share one export cable and substation. correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables 2 correct
Average length per cable 3 km correct
Comments 170kV correct
Array Cables Array cable length 34 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 correct
Insulation correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 72214 correct
CO2 reduced per year 145945 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 3394 tonnes correct
Expected life correct
Other Website Visit correct