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

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Swire Blue Ocean to support Gemini offshore wind farm in Netherlands
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Siemens has also signed a 15-year service and maintenance agreement for the project, which is claimed to be the largest wind farm in the North Sea. The project will yield 2.6TWh of electricity a year and reduce 1.25 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.
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22/09/2014 06:15:06

Donald Trump invites Alex Salmond to play golf…
Aberdeen Press and Journal
US billionaire Donald Trump and the first minister have locked horns several times over the years, not least in a bitter row over controversial plans for an offshore windfarm at Aberdeen Bay. Earlier this year, Mr Trump halted work on a planned hotel and golf ...
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20/09/2014 09:39:44

Orbis cements German link
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UK-based innovation centre OrbisEnergy has signed a memorandum of understanding with German wind energy agency WAB for collaborative working on North Sea offshore projects. The agreement was signed during a visit by an 11-strong delegation from ...
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19/09/2014 15:28:28

Research and Markets: Feasibility Study of Wind Power in India-2014: A Guide ...
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... Types of Generators, Electrical Dynamics of Wind Turbine Model, Modern Trends in Wind Farms, Offshore Wind Turbine Development, Development of Off-shore Wind Equipment Technologies, Simplified Off-shore Wind Farm, A Study of Indian Wind Energy ...
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19/09/2014 14:47:34

Swire jack-up joins Gemini squad
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Swire Blue Ocean has signed a deal to provide an installation vessel for Van Oord at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off the Netherlands. The company operates Pacific Orca and Pacific Osprey (pictured) and will help tackle the 150 foundations and ...
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19/09/2014 14:16:33

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer issues new shares
Olive Press
The sale is estimated to be worth more than €250 million at current market prices, equivalent to 9.99% of the group's capital. Gamesa and France's Areva previously agreed a joint venture with the intention of getting 20% of Europe's offshore wind farm projects ...
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19/09/2014 13:15:40

More British wind energy capacity online
UPI.com
The U.K. Green Investment Bank in March acquired a 10 percent stake in the Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm from Germany's RWE Innogy for $360 million. That project is the largest offshore wind farm under construction in Europe, with more than 500 MW of ...
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19/09/2014 11:12:07

Swedish steel for floating platforms
SteelGuru
Swedish steel specialist SSAB is entering into an agreement with Hexicon AB to develop far off shore wind farm platforms. The combined technology will offer advantages within the market for renewable energy. A first demonstration unit is planned for ...
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19/09/2014 05:25:04

Vattenfall to scrap Yttre Stengrund
reNews
Vattenfall has abandoned plans to repower its 10MW Yttre Stengrund offshore wind farm in the Kalmar Sound, Sweden. The company announced this week it is planning to decommission the project (pictured), which was brought online in 2001 and features ...
Source: news.google.com
18/09/2014 17:30:53

Global Offshore Wind Market To Reach 40 GW By 2020
CleanTechnica
Offshore wind power is increasingly being explored for its high yield, due to stronger and more consistent winds compared to onshore, and the scope that this provides for the construction of large-scale projects,” said Swati Singh, GlobalData's Analyst ...
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18/09/2014 16:41:35




4C Offshore Ltd. has achieved certification to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards for quality, environmental, and health & safety management.
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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
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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
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Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers None correct
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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.
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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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