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November 22, 2021

Gwynt y Mor, UK

By Carmen

Gwynt y Mor is a 576MW offshore wind power project. The project is located in Irish Sea, Wales, the UK. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Offshore 576 576 Active Wales, the UK Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm

Description

The project was developed by Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm. RWE Renewables, Stadtwerke Munchen and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 50%, 30% and 20% respectively.

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

The project generates 1,917,389MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 430,000 households, offsetting 1,700,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $3,139.34m.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 2015.

Contractors Involved

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 160 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. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2015, for a period of 12 years.

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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