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The turbine installation was completed in May and a report stated that the project was completed at the end of June. Read more

Latest Update: 30 June 2014

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Eldepasco NV changed its name to Northwind NV with effect from 8 April 2011.
A&P Wind Services NV
Owner correct
Owns 30% after selling 30% to Sumitomo and 6.7% to Aspiravi. Formerly owned 66.7% of the project after Electrawinds and Depret sold their holdings. Parkwind is owned by the Colruyt Group 48%, Korys NV 33% and PMV 19%.
Owner correct
Project Details for Northwind
General Information Name Northwind correct
Other names Eldepasco, Zone 2 and Bank Zonder Naam correct
Country name Belgium correct
Region Vlaanderen correct
Comments Monopile foundations were used following results of ground survey.

Area concession was granted in June 2006. The Belwind 2 project will connect to Northwind before connecting direct to shore.

Zeeland Seaports was acting as loadport for the Northwind (April 2013)
Round (or category) Concession identified through decree of May 2004 correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Power & Turbines Project capacity 216 MW correct
Turbine model V112-3.0 MW Offshore (MHI Vestas Offshore Wind) correct
Turbine capacity 3 MW correct
Number of turbines 72 correct
Total turbine height 127 m correct
Hub height 71.00 m correct
Rotor diameter 112 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Monopile (The monopiles have a diameter of 5.2m.) correct
Windspeed 10 year mean wind speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated project cost EUR(mill) 851.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea correct
Centre latitude 51.619° correct
Centre longitude 2.902° correct
Area 14 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 15 m - 23 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 16 m - 29 m correct
Distance from shore (reported) 37 km correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 36.5 km correct
Ports Installation base Esbjerg, Oostende (project management) correct
Ops and maintenance Oostende correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Northwind Substation correct
Grid connection point Zeebruges/Stevin 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 42 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 245 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type correct
Section area 265 mm2 correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) 4 m correct
Burial depth 6/3/2/1.5 m correct
Comments Diameter of 28 cm and a weight of 120 kg/m correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables 1 correct
Average length per cable 2.1 km correct
Comments 220kV, only one cable correct
Array Cables Array cable length 51 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 36 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 152983 correct
CO2 reduced per year 309179 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 7190 tonnes correct
Expected life correct
Other Website Visit correct

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