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Ofgem granted an offshore transmission licence to Diamond Transmission Partners BBE Limited, a consortium comprising Mitsubishi Corporation and HICL Infrastructure Company Limited, to own and operate the £193.9m offshore transmission link . Read more

Latest Update: 26 April 2018

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Operator-Offshore Transmission
Diamond Transmission Partners (Mitsubishi Corporation (三菱商事株式会社))
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Project Details for Burbo Bank Extension
General Information Name Burbo Bank Extension correct
Other names Burbo Bank 2 correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region England, North West correct
Comments This is the first offshore wind farm project to be built using energy yield calculations based on wind resource data collected from a floating lidar.

Ofgem's Tender Round 4 will select an OFTO for Burbo Bank Extension's offshore transmission assets, valued in the region of £230.2 million. Tender Round 4 has been described as a 'bridge' between Round 3 and Round 5, only consisting of a single project. The Round will commence in April 2016, as initial documentation becomes available, anticipating a preferred supplier to be announced in March 2017.
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Round (or category) Round 2.5 correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Power & Turbines Project capacity 254.2 MW correct
Turbine model V164-8.0 MW (MHI Vestas Offshore Wind) correct
Turbine capacity 8 MW correct
Number of turbines 32 correct
Total turbine height 187 m correct
Hub height 105.00 m correct
Rotor diameter 164 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Monopile (Foundations are between 400-600 tons.) correct
Windspeed 10 year mean wind speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated project cost GBP(mill) 800.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name Irish Sea correct
Centre latitude 53.484° correct
Centre longitude -3.273° correct
Area 40 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 3 m - 14 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 4 m - 17 m correct
Distance from shore (reported) 6 km correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 11.5 km correct
Ports Installation base Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, Liverpool correct
Ops and maintenance Seacombe (Future) correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Burbo Bank Extension Substation correct
Grid connection point NGET Bodelwyddan 400kV Substation correct
Cable landing point Between Rhyl and Prestatyn 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 26 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 220 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 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 3 correct
Average length per cable 10.5 km correct
Comments 220kV correct
Array Cables Array cable length 65 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 34 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type correct
Section correct
Insulation correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments Will require eight array cable strings to connect the turbines to the offshore substation. 32 array cables. correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 180039 correct
CO2 reduced per year 363858 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 8462 tonnes correct
Expected life 25.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct

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