Ormonde
150 MW Fully Commissioned United Kingdom

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Project Details for Ormonde
General Information Name Ormonde correct
Other names correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region England, North West correct
Comments Gas field production licence handed back to DECC as it was not economically viable. correct
Round (or category) Gas-Wind Hybrid correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Comments on the status The site was officially inaugurated on 19 September 2012. correct
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Project Capacity 150 MW correct
Turbine Model 5M (Senvion) correct
Turbine Capacity 5.075 MW correct
Number of Turbines 30 correct
Total Turbine Height 163 m correct
Hub Height 100.00 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) 552.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name Irish Sea (Irish Sea) correct
Centre latitude 54.088° correct
Centre longitude -3.437° correct
Area 10 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 17 m - 21 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 17 m - 22 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 9.5 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 12.3 km correct
Ports Installation base Belfast correct
Ops and maintenance Barrow correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Ormonde Substation correct
Grid connection point Heysham correct
Cable landing point North of Heysham Port in Half Moon Bay 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 43 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) HVAC correct
Nominal voltage 132 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating 158 MVA correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section Area 800 mm2 correct
Insulation XLPE correct
Number fibre optics 24 correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) 3 m correct
Burial depth 2 m correct
Comments 32m£ have been spent on export cable supply and installation correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables 3 correct
Average length per cable 2.8 km correct
Comments 3 underground single core cables, 132kV, 157MVA. Buried to a depth of 0.9m. correct
Array Cables Array cable length 27 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section 150/300/500 mm2 correct
Insulation XLPE correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics 24 correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments Prysmian 33kV submarine composite cables - (3x 500m2)(3x300m2)(3x150mm2) correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 83872 correct
CO2 reduced per year 169506 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 3942 tonnes correct
Expected life 25.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct