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Parkwind NV became sole owners of Belwind NV in February 2017, after purchasing Summit Renewable Energy Belwind 1 Ltd's (Sumitomo Corporation) share holding in project. Read more

Latest Update: 02 February 2017

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Project Details for Belwind
General Information Name Belwind correct
Other names Zone 3 and Bligh Bank correct
Country name Belgium correct
Region Vlaanderen correct
Comments Depth range for whole concession area is 15-37m

Revenues via Renewable Energy Certificate sold to Elia for 20 years at €107/MWh
correct
Round (or category) Concession identified through decree of May 2004 correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Power & Turbines Project capacity 165 MW correct
Turbine model V90-3.0 MW Offshore (Vestas) correct
Turbine capacity 3 MW correct
Number of turbines 55 correct
Total turbine height 117 m correct
Hub height 72.00 m correct
Rotor diameter 90 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Monopile correct
Windspeed 10 year mean wind speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated project cost EUR(mill) 614.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea correct
Centre latitude 51.670° correct
Centre longitude 2.803° correct
Area 13 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 12 m - 20 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 15 m - 24 m correct
Distance from shore (reported) 46 km correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 44.7 km correct
Ports Installation base Zeebrugge correct
Ops and maintenance Oostende correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Belwind 1 Offshore Substation correct
Grid connection point Zeebruges (Elia 150 kV station) correct
Cable landing point Zeebruges 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 52 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) AC correct
Nominal voltage 150 kV correct
Maximum voltage 170 kV correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section area 630/500 mm2 correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth correct
Comments 3 x 1 x 630/500 mm2 CU, 170 kV correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables 3 correct
Average length per cable 3 km correct
Comments 1200mm2 Al, 87/150kV (NKT Cables) correct
Array Cables Array cable length 50 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 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 55 individual lengths of 33 kV cables correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 116862 correct
CO2 reduced per year 236178 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 5493 tonnes correct
Expected life 20.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct

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