Latest event on Levenmouth demonstration turbine

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the consent to extend the operational life of the turbine from 5 years to 15 years. ORE also applied for a new marine licence for the continued deposits and operation of the turbine. The variation application, and marine licence application and accompanying EIA update reports are subject to an environmental impact assessment. The applications are available for inspection until 3rd April 2018. Read more

Latest Update: 08 February 2018

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Project Details for Levenmouth demonstration turbine
General Information Name Levenmouth demonstration turbine correct
Other names Fife Energy Park, Methil correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region Scotland, Fife correct
Comments The project will also have a temporary met mast for a period of three months.

Consent allows for a personnel bridge connecting between the Fife Energy Park and the turbine tower, construction of an onshore crane pad and control compound plus offshore cabling.

2B Energy originally had this site consented, but have now moved further offshore.

This is a test turbine placed at Mean Low Water Springs (on the lower shoreline), 35 metres offshore from Mean High Water Springs (MHWS).

Hub height up to 110m.
correct
Round (or category) Demonstrator correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Power & Turbines Project capacity 7 MW correct
Turbine model S7.0-171 (Samsung Heavy Industries) correct
Turbine capacity 7 MW correct
Number of turbines 1 correct
Total turbine height 195.6 m correct
Hub height 110.00 m correct
Rotor diameter 171.2 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Jacket (Piled) correct
Windspeed 10 year mean wind speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated project cost correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea, Northern North Sea (Forth) correct
Centre latitude 56.174° correct
Centre longitude -3.019° correct
Area correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 5 m - 5 m correct
Depth range stated by developer correct
Distance from shore (reported) 0 km correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 0 km correct
Ports Installation base Methil correct
Ops and maintenance Methil correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms None correct
Offshore transformers None correct
Grid connection point correct
Cable landing point 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 correct
Average length per cable correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 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 correct
Comments correct
Array Cables Array cable length 0 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 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 correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 4958 correct
CO2 reduced per year 10020 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 233 tonnes correct
Expected life 5.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct

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