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C-Power announced they will be partnering with Sirris/OWI-Lab and Vrije Universiteit Brussel to monitor the foundation structures at the wind farm. This will enable C-Power to keep track of the ageing process and plan maintenance work in an informed way. Read more

Latest Update: 05 September 2016

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THV Seawind (Dredging international and Fabricom GTI JV)
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DEME NV
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Societe Regionale d'Investissement de Wallonie
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EDF Energies Nouvelles Group (EDF SA)
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Project Details for Thornton Bank phase III
General Information Name Thornton Bank phase III correct
Other names Zone 1, C-Power 2 correct
Country name Belgium correct
Region Vlaanderen correct
Comments Phase 3 comprises 18 turbines in Area A only (SW Part)

Phases 2 and 3 share one export cable and one offshore substation.

The project cost reflects all 3 phases.
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Round (or category) Concession identified through decree of May 2004 correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Power & Turbines Project capacity 110.7 MW correct
Turbine model 6.2M126 (Senvion) correct
Turbine capacity 6.15 MW correct
Number of turbines 18 correct
Total turbine height 158 m correct
Hub height 95.00 m correct
Rotor diameter 126 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Jacket (Piled) (The 50 metre tall jacket foundations weigh approximately 550 tonnes each.) correct
Windspeed 10 year mean wind speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated project cost EUR(mill) 487.50 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea correct
Centre latitude 51.540° correct
Centre longitude 2.922° correct
Area 7 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 10 m - 22 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 12 m - 26 m correct
Distance from shore (reported) 26 km correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 28.1 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 Project Shares Phase II's Substation and cable 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 0 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 NOTE: Thornton Bank Phase II and III share one export cable and substation. correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables 2 correct
Average length per cable 3 km correct
Comments 170kV correct
Array Cables Array cable length 34 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 78404 correct
CO2 reduced per year 158454 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 3685 tonnes correct
Expected life correct
Other Website Visit correct

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