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November 19, 2021

Burbo Bank, UK

By Carmen

Burbo Bank is a 346MW offshore wind power project. The project is located in Irish Sea, England, the UK. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2007 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in October 2007.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Offshore 346 346 Active England, the UK Orsted

Description

The project was developed by Orsted. Kirkbi, Orsted and Pensionskassernes Administration are currently owning the project.

The wind turbines in the project are installed on fixed foundations. An array of monopile foundations feature in the project.

The Tubular Steel towers installed at the phase, Burbo Bank (Burbo Bank Phase I), site are 83.5m high.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2007 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in October 2007.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the Burbo Bank (Burbo Bank Phase I) is sold to Statkraft under a power purchase agreement for a period of 2 years from 2011. The contracted capacity is 45MW.

Contractors Involved

Burbo Bank (Burbo Bank Phase I) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-3.6-107 turbines. The phase consists of 25 turbines with 3.6MW nameplate capacity.

Burbo Bank (Burbo Bank Phase IIA) is equipped with Vestas Offshore Wind V164-8.0 MW Offshore turbines. The phase consists of 7 turbines with 8MW nameplate capacity.

Burbo Bank (Burbo Bank Phase IIB) is equipped with Vestas Offshore Wind V164-8.0 MW Offshore turbines. The phase consists of 25 turbines with 8MW nameplate capacity.

Orsted, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Vestas Offshore Wind were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

About Orsted

Orsted AS (Orsted) is a renewable energy company. It develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, bioenergy plants, solar farms, and energy storage facilities, and provides waste-to-energy solutions and smart energy products. The company produces heat and electricity using coal, natural gas, oil, biomass, wind and solar sources; and sells power and gas in wholesale and retail markets, and optimizes and hedges its energy portfolio. Orsted also owns and operates gas and power contracts, and originates and trades these for optimizing its portfolio; and operates Renescience plants, biogas upgrade facilities and biogas plants. It has operations in the UK, Denmark, Germany, the US, the Netherlands and other. Orsted is headquartered in Fredericia, Denmark.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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