2-B Energy Test Site
12 MW Concept/Early Planning United Kingdom

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Iberdola launches offshore pile testing campaign for wikinger project
Your Renewable News (press release)
The Wikinger offshore wind farm is being developed by IBERDROLA, off the coast of the island of Rügen where the water depths range between 37 and 43 metres. The project covers an area of roughly 34km², within which 70 turbines and one offshore ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 14:58:15

Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co. to buy half of Statoil's shares in Dudgeon ...
eNewsWire (press release)
It has recently been announced by TUjobs.com that Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co.) will buy half of Statoil's shares in Dudgeon offshore wind farm. In June, Statoil, in collaboration with Statkraft, decided to build the offshore wind park, Dudgeon, off the ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 14:20:33

New wind energy system wins approval in Scotland
Hydrogen Fuel News
Scotland has a major interest in wind energy. The country is currently home to some of the most ambitious offshore wind projects that are taking form and these projects could have a major impact on the country's energy structure. Despite recent political issues ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 14:01:54

Smaller-Scale Wind Power Silently Spins Ahead
ecoRI news
By TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff. Wind energy is not popular. Divisive utility-scale wind projects in Falmouth, Fairhaven and Portsmouth, R.I., as well as the protracted fights and acrimony caused by offshore wind farms Cape Wind and Deepwater Wind, ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 11:57:51

Lighting Up Wind Farms with Lidar
Pollution Solutions
ZephIR 300 has been mounted on a platform on the north east of the lighthouse using a specially designed support frame measuring wind direction and wind velocity and will augment wind measurements from onshore sources and from a dedicated offshore ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 11:34:18

Objections to wind turbines not strong enough
Bournemouth Echo
THE objections presented by MPs, elected Councillors and citizens of the area is the strongest and most extensively argued, on all points, of any offshore wind farm in the UK. Approval by Planning Inspectorate Assessment Team would mean that none of the ...
Source: news.google.com
01/10/2014 07:12:19

Offshore wind farm cable plans get council green light
Banffshire Journal
... an underground power cable run through the heart of the area, carrying electricity from a huge offshore wind farm has been approved. Councillors have given their backing to the application from Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) to install the 20-mile ...
Source: news.google.com
30/09/2014 23:24:40

Offshore winds soon to power Cape Cod: Part I
Cape Cod Today
Editor's note: This piece originally appeared on "The Blog" at HuffingtonPost.com. It is reprinted here with the author's consent. The second and third parts will follow. By Stacy Clark. Cape Wind, North America's first offshore wind farm, will soon install 130 ...
Source: news.google.com
30/09/2014 17:38:11

Curtailment solutions boost confidence in China
Windpower Monthly (subscription)
In a written notice dated 5 June, the NEA put forward its first programme for an offshore wind-power grid feed-in tariff (FIT). The document put FIT rates, which will be for offshore wind at CNY 0.85/kWh ($0.136/kWh) and for intertidal installations at CNY ...
Source: news.google.com
30/09/2014 14:43:50

How to Cut Carbon, Ramp up Renewable Energy, and Rebuild the Energy Sector
The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)
The famous case in this region surrounds the Cape Wind project offshore of Massachusetts, but too many other wind projects have been delayed or cancelled because of objections that the landscape would be changed by the arrival of renewable energy.
Source: news.google.com
30/09/2014 15:32:00




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Developer
Forthwind Limited (2-B Energy (UK))
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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 2 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.
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Round (or category) Demonstrator correct
Development status Concept/Early Planning correct
Comments on the status Application approved by Scottish Government for one turbine 20m from shore.

In February 2012 there was some doubt as to whether 2B Energy will keep the site as Samsung Heavy Industries has expressed interest in the area. 2B Energy might have to find a new site. This could possibly be a site 2km from the shore which was part of its original plans. In April 2012 the Scottish Government announced that it will work with 2B Energy towards a 2 turbines demonstration site. The Scottish Government agreed a joint venture with 2-B Energy in August 2012.
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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
Detailed wind speed data 6 hr/day/month historic data
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
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Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers None 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.

The export cable length does not generally include the onshore component. The exception is when the onshore substation is close to shore.
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Benefits Homes powered annually 7828 correct
CO2 reduced per year 15821 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 368 tonnes correct
Expected life 5.0 years correct
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