Celtic Array South West Potential Development Area
1,000 MW Cancelled United Kingdom

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Project Details for Celtic Array South West Potential Development Area
General Information Name Celtic Array South West Potential Development Area correct
Other names Zone 9, Irish Sea correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region Wales, North correct
Comments July 2014 The Crown Estate invited all Round 3 developers to revise the terms of their agreement as the projects transition from zone appraisals to project development. This could mean that zone development agreements are replaced with project specific contractural agreements. correct
Round (or category) Round 3 correct
Development status Cancelled correct
Comments on the status Cancellation - The developers, Centrica and DONG, and the Crown Estate have agreed that the developers will cease development on the entire zone and terminate their seabed rights. The assessment of the zone has shown challenging ground conditions which using current technology make the project economically unviable. There are no plans to re-offer the zone to the market.

This potential development area (PDA) may be developed following the North East PDA and may be divided into 2x500MW projects.

Current efforts are being focused on Rhiannon Wind Farm, and examining the potential for development in the North East PDA.
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Project Capacity 1,000 MW correct
Turbine Model Not Decided correct
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Foundation Not Decided correct
Windspeed 10 Year Mean Wind Speed (2000-2009) Available online now
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Costs Stated Project Cost correct
Location & Environment Sea name Irish Sea (Irish Sea) correct
Centre latitude 53.677° correct
Centre longitude -4.875° correct
Area 267 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 32 m - 69 m correct
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Distance From Shore (reported) 15 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 37.6 km correct
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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.

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CO2 reduced per year 1318380 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 30660 tonnes correct
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