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November 24, 2021

Gunfleet Sands, UK

By Carmen

Gunfleet Sands is a 172.8MW offshore wind power project. The project is located in North Sea, England, the UK. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2008 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 2010.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Offshore 172.8 172.8 Active England, the UK Orsted

Description

The project was developed by Orsted. Orsted and JERA are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 50.1% and 24.95% respectively.

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

The project generates 570,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 125,000 households, offsetting 480,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $676.62m.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2008 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 2010.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Statkraft under a power purchase agreement for a period of 2 years. The contracted capacity is 43.28MW.

Contractors Involved

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The project consists of 48 units of SWT-3.6-107 turbines, each with 3.6MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power 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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