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Latest Update: 05 September 2016

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Project Details for Thornton Bank phase I
General Information Name Thornton Bank phase I correct
Other names Zone 1, C-Power correct
Country name Belgium correct
Region Vlaanderen correct
Comments Authorisation for project layout in 2 blocks, ground survey finished in September 2004.

Prework ecological monitoring finished in June 2006.

Stated cost if for the first phase only.

The project was financed on a non-recourse basis in May 2007: a Term Loan (Senior Facility) provided 90,286,340 EUR, Contingent Facility (Senior Facility) 11,200,000 EUR and Mezzanine Facility 20,000,000 EUR. Senior facilities were provided by Dexia Bank Belgium, Dexia Crédit Local, Société Générale, Rabobank and KBC while Mezzanine was provided by Rabobank only.
Round (or category) Concession identified through decree of May 2004 correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Power & Turbines Project capacity 30 MW correct
Turbine model 5M (Senvion) correct
Turbine capacity 5.075 MW correct
Number of turbines 6 correct
Total turbine height 157 m correct
Hub height 94.00 m correct
Rotor diameter 126 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Gravity-Base correct
Windspeed 10 year mean wind speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated project cost EUR(mill) 153.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea correct
Centre latitude 51.544° correct
Centre longitude 2.938° correct
Area 0 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 20 m - 20 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 18 m - 28 m correct
Distance from shore (reported) 27 km correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 27.9 km correct
Ports Installation base Oostende correct
Ops and maintenance Oostende correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms None correct
Offshore transformers None correct
Grid connection point 'Slijkens' Bredene correct
Cable landing point Bredene 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 38 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 150 kV correct
Maximum voltage 170 kV 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 6 correct
Average length per cable 3.3 km correct
Comments 150kV correct
Array Cables Array cable length 4 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage 36 kV 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 correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 21248 correct
CO2 reduced per year 42942 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 999 tonnes correct
Expected life correct
Other Website Visit correct

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