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Project Details for Nobelwind
General Information Name Nobelwind correct
Other names Belwind Phase 2, Zone 3 Bligh Bank 2 correct
Country name Belgium correct
Region Vlaanderen correct
Comments Area concession granted in June 2007.

Permit granted in February 2008.

Project to receive revenues under the previous subsidy regime of fixed tariffs.

Revenues via Renewable Energy Certificate sold to Elia for 20 years at €95.25/MWh on top of the wholesale electricity price.

Despite reaching financial close after the deadline for the new LCOE mechanism at a CfD of €138/MWh, the project qualifies under the old certificate mechanism because it is part of the original Belwind concession that has already reached financial close.
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 V112-3.3 MW Offshore (Vestas) correct
Turbine capacity 3.3 MW correct
Number of turbines 50 correct
Total turbine height 135 m correct
Hub height 79.00 m correct
Rotor diameter 112 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Monopile (Nobelwind will be using a bolted connection instead of the normal grouted connection. The main advantages are they are easier to model and analyse as well as certification being more straightforward. Monopile weight 800t, length 76.4m and 6.8 diameter.) correct
Windspeed 10 year mean wind speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated project cost EUR(mill) 655.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea correct
Centre latitude 51.664° correct
Centre longitude 2.817° correct
Area 22 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 20 m - 33 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 26 m - 38 m correct
Distance from shore (reported) 47 km correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 43.7 km correct
Ports Installation base Oostende- REBO site correct
Ops and maintenance Oostende correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Nobelwind Offshore Substation correct
Grid connection point Zeebrugge (Elia 150 kV station) correct
Cable landing point Will be connected to the Northwind project (220KV) with additional redundancy coupling to Belwind 1 at 33kV. 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 14 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 220 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type correct
Section area 220 mm2 correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) 3.4 m correct
Burial depth 1.5 m correct
Comments The export cable will connect to Northwind's OHVS, then to Zeebruge/Stevin. The length refers to the cable from Nobelwind OHVS to Northwind OHVS. Nobelwind does also have a 700m 33kV redudency cable to BelWind OHVS correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables correct
Average length per cable correct
Comments correct
Array Cables Array cable length 50 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. 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 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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