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Aberdeen Offshore Wind Ltd
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Main Contractor-EPCI correct
Owner correct
Project Details for Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm (EOWDC)
General Information Name Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm (EOWDC) correct
Other names Aberdeen Bay, European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre - EOWDC correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region Scotland, Grampian correct
Comments MHI Vestas specially designed the V164-8.4 MW and V164-8.8 MW turbines. The turbines will be the first V164 models installed on a jacket foundation and utilising suction buckets and the 'short tower' option. The project will also be the first to validate 66kV technology. correct
Round (or category) correct
Development status Under Construction correct
Power & Turbines Project capacity 93.2 MW correct
Turbine model MHI Vestas specially designed 9 V164-8.4 MW turbines and two V164-8.8 MW turbines. correct
Turbine capacity 8.4 MW correct
Number of turbines 11 correct
Total turbine height 191 m correct
Hub height 120.00 m correct
Rotor diameter correct
Foundation Grounded: Jacket (Suction Bucket) (Three legged jacket with suction anchor foundations. Jackets (inc buckets): footprint 77x37x37m, weight 1020-1240t. Suction bucket anchors:diameter of 9.5 meters, height up to 15 meters and weight from 140 to 195 tons.) correct
Windspeed 10 year mean wind speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated project cost GBP(mill) 335.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea, Northern North Sea (Cromarty) correct
Centre latitude 57.226° correct
Centre longitude -1.997° correct
Area 20 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 20 m - 30 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 19 m - 32 m correct
Distance from shore (reported) 2.4 km correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 2.9 km correct
Ports Installation base Pre-assembly of the turbines will take place in Esbjerg, Denmark. Jackets from Flushing (NL) correct
Ops and maintenance Aberdeen correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms correct
Offshore transformers None correct
Grid connection point Blackdog, Aberdeenshire correct
Cable landing point Hareburn Terrace 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 2 correct
Average length per cable 6.5 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 66 kV 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 correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables correct
Average length per cable 0.8 km correct
Comments correct
Array Cables Array cable length 13 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 66 kV 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 Ten array cables will connect the turbines. correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 66009 correct
CO2 reduced per year 133405 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 3102 tonnes correct
Expected life 20.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct

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