2-B Energy Test Site

12 MW Consent Application Submitted United Kingdom

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Forthwind were granted rights by The Crown Estate in the UK to develop an offshore wind demonstration project, consisting of two 2-B Energy turbines in the Firth of Forth at Methil, Scotland. The Development will consist of two demonstration wind turbines each with an installed capacity of up to 9MW, with each turbine having a maximum height to blade tip of 198.5 m. Read More
Forthwind Limited (2-B Energy (UK))
Owner correct
Project Details for 2-B Energy Test Site
General Information Name 2-B Energy Test Site correct
Other names 2B Energy Prototype correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region Scotland, Fife correct
Comments The site can be used for demonstration for up to two offshore wind turbines.

The exclusivity agreement awarded by Crown Estates means that the proposal can go through the planning and consent phases.

2B turbines are two-bladed.

Application approved by Scottish Government for one turbine 20m from shore.
Round (or category) Demonstrator correct
Development status Consent Application Submitted correct
Comments on the status correct
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Project Capacity 12 MW correct
Turbine Model 2B6 (2-B Energy) correct
Turbine Capacity 6 MW correct
Number of Turbines 2 correct
Total Turbine Height 190 m correct
Hub Height 120.00 m correct
Rotor Diameter 140 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Jacket (The design is a jacket type which forms the tower as well as the foundation.) correct
Windspeed 10 Year Mean Wind Speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated Project Cost correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea, Northern North Sea (Forth) correct
Centre latitude 56.163° correct
Centre longitude -3.009° correct
Area correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 9 m - 14 m correct
Depth range stated by developer correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 1.5 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 1.2 km correct
Ports Installation base correct
Ops and maintenance correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms None correct
Offshore transformers None correct
Grid connection point correct
Cable landing point Methil 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 1.4 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) correct
Nominal voltage correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type correct
Section Area correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth correct
Comments Estimated cable length. correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables correct
Average length per cable correct
Comments correct
Array Cables Array cable length correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) correct
Nominal voltage correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth 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 8499 correct
CO2 reduced per year 17177 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 399 tonnes correct
Expected life 5.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct

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