West of Duddon Sands
389 MW Partial Generation/Under Construction United Kingdom

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New monohull WFSV
Maritime Journal
By designing the vessel for single point hoisting, Tuco Marine has directly targetted the third round offshore installations - the far offshore farms in deep waters. These farms are situated so far offshore that daily travel to and from shore is not possible and ...
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23/09/2014 17:54:10

Fishermen's calls on NJBPU to talk
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Fishermen's is the first developer to apply for the OREC program that will incentivize 1.1GW of offshore wind energy by 2020. BPU also cited that the project posed risk for ratepayers and that it could not verify project financing was adequate. “None of these ...
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23/09/2014 17:27:24

JDR pockets Sandbank cables
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JDR has won a contract to supply inter-array cabling at Vattenfall's 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Under the deal with contractor VBMS, the UK-based company will design and manufacture 105km of lines and a range of cable ...
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23/09/2014 12:16:16

JDR gets Sandbank inter-array
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"Sandbank is JDR's third German wind farm win and another important step forward in the development of offshore wind energy in Northern Europe," states JDR executive chairman Pat Herbert. "Our new coilable design is another JDR initiative to help drive ...
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23/09/2014 11:38:16

Scottish wind could fix UK energy woes – don't let Westminster blow it
The Conversation UK
For a windy island nation, offshore wind power generation is vital; it not only complements traditional generation methods but does so in a more sustainable way. And yet projections have been significantly scaled back: UK government estimates of expected ...
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23/09/2014 12:00:30

A climate change answer in the wind
New York Daily News
To envision the potential of offshore wind power, all one needs to do is look to Europe. Today, roughly 60,000 people are employed by Europe's still-growing, multibillion-dollar offshore wind industry, with dozens of wind farms off the coasts of the United ...
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23/09/2014 09:00:16

DECC prepares Burbo 2 verdict
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The UK government is due to make a final determination before the end of this week on Dong Energy's 256MW Burbo 2 wind farm in the Irish Sea. DECC secretary Ed Davey is coming to the end of his statutory three-month review of a Planning Inspectorate ...
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22/09/2014 23:35:03

Trelleborg kit to protect worlds largest floating windfarm
European Rubber Journal (subscription)
Stockholm - Trelleborg's offshore uint is to supply a range of cable protection products, for phase two of the major offshore windfarm Fukushima Forward project in Japan. The Swedish company is to provide distributed buoyancy modules (DBM), bend ...
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22/09/2014 16:49:10

Lightning strikes for Vattenfall
reNews
Vattenfall is to replace a blade on one of the turbines at the 90MW Kentish Flats offshore wind farm that was damaged in lightning strikes. The Swedish company said it decided to act after routine maintenance inspections at the project (pictured) off England's ...
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22/09/2014 17:03:11

Video: Tuco Marine Debuts Wind Farm Service Boat
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The ProZero 13m WIND FARM SERVICE BOAT is constructed from carbon fiber composites due to the industry's focus on fuel efficiency obtained by less operational power needed. Further the low weight achieved by this construction, also makes it possible ...
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22/09/2014 13:44:55




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Project Details for West of Duddon Sands
General Information Name West of Duddon Sands correct
Other names West Duddon correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region England, North West correct
Comments The turbine capacity is reduced from the original 500MW due to siting issues (Geology).

Project used the Met mast at Cirrus Shell Flats
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Round (or category) Round 2 correct
Development status Partial Generation/Under Construction correct
Comments on the status correct
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Project Capacity 389 MW correct
Turbine Model SWT-3.6-120 (Siemens) correct
Turbine Capacity 3.6 MW correct
Number of Turbines 108 correct
Total Turbine Height correct
Hub Height correct
Rotor Diameter 120 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) 1600.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name Irish Sea (Irish Sea) correct
Centre latitude 53.984° correct
Centre longitude -3.464° correct
Area 67 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 17 m - 21 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 17 m - 24 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 15 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 20.1 km correct
Ports Installation base Belfast, Barrow (construction facility) correct
Ops and maintenance Barrow correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers West of Duddon Sands Offshore Substation correct
Grid connection point Heysham correct
Cable landing point Heysham 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 2 correct
Average length per cable 41 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) HVAC correct
Nominal voltage 155 kV correct
Maximum voltage 170 kV correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section Area 1000 mm2 correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth 1-2m m correct
Comments correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables 6 correct
Average length per cable 3 km correct
Comments 2 x 3 phase correct
Array Cables Array cable length 107 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth 1 m correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type correct
Section correct
Insulation correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 253760 correct
CO2 reduced per year 512850 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 11927 tonnes correct
Expected life correct
Other Website Visit correct
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