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ForthWind Offshore Wind Demonstration Project - phase 1 Offshore Wind Farm

29 Apr 2022: In accordance with the regulations Forthwind Ltd is seeking Section 36, section 36A and Marine Licence consent . The application excludes the onshore infrastructure associated with the Proposed Development, which will be subject to a separate planning application to the Local Planning Authority (Fife Council). One Demonstration offshore wind turbine and sub-structure with an installed capacity of up to 20MW. The turbine will have 3 blades with a maximum turbine hub height of 156 m above Highest Astronomical Tide (HAT). The sub-structure will include the foundations and jacket (depending on foundation-type), with a maximum height to blade tip of up to 280.0 above HAT; - An electricity export cable corridor, within which cable will be laid in a trench measuring approximately 1500 m in length. This will contain the cable that transmits the electricity generated by the turbine to the onshore transformer - One Meteorological Mast (metmast) and sub-structure comprising a lattice steel tower located at BNG 337314, 696959. A 100 m micrositing allowance from the centre point for the metmast and associated infrastructure is required for the final selection of metmast location. - A communications cable approximately 625 m in length, comprising a 20 mm2 fibre optic cable, running alongside power cable will be located between the turbine and the metmast.
United Kingdom
Consent Application Submitted
29.9 MW
4C Offshore | Location Map: Lat(56.165) Lon(-3.014)

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General Information
ForthWind Offshore Wind Demonstration Project - phase 1
Other Names
2B Energy Prototype, 2B Energy Test Site, 2B Energy Powerblock
United Kingdom
Development Status
Consent Application Submitted
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Forthwind Limited

Forthwind Limited


Cierco Ltd.

Cierco Ltd.

Offshore Construction Starts
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Consent Authorised
Financial Close
First Power
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Revenue Mechanism
Revenue Details
GBP 39.65/MWh (EUR 47.09/MWh)

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Power & Turbines
Windfarm Capacity
29.9 MW
Turbine Model
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Other Turbine(s) Used
Min. Turbine Capacity (MW)
Max. Turbine Capacity (MW)
Min. Number of Turbines
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Max. Number of Turbines
Total Turbine Height
Hub Height
Rotor Diameter
Foundation Type
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Foundations on Wind Farm
Foundation Comments

Location & Environment
Sea Name
North Sea, Northern North Sea (Forth)
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Depth Range (Chart Datum)
Depth Range (Stated by Developer)
Distance from Shore (Developer)
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Distance from Shore (Computed)

Installation Base
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Ops and Maintenance
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Number of Offshore Platform(s)
Shared Platform Type
Grid Connection Point
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Cable Landing Point

Export Cables (AC & DC)
Number of Export Cables (AC)
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Average Length per Cable (AC)
Additional Requirements (AC)
Nominal Voltage (AC)
Number of Export Cables (DC)
Average Length per Cable (DC)
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Additional Requirements (DC)
Nominal Voltage (DC)

Nominal Voltage

Onshore Cables
Number of Onshore Cables
Average Length per Cable
Expected Life