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The Gunfleet Sands Wind Farm Project, UK

Project Type

Offshore Wind Farm

Location

Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Construction Period

2008-2010

Start of Operation

August 2009

Output

172MW

Plant Owners

Dong Energy (50.1%) and Marubeni Corporation (49.9%)

Contractor for Foundations

MT Højgaard

Suppliers

Turbines: Siemens Cable: Prysmian PowerLink Cable installation: Visser & Smit Marine Contracting and CT Offshore Offshore substation: Bladt Industries

Vessel (Excalibur) for installation of monopiles: Fugro Seacore Vessel (Sea Worker) for erecting turbines and foundations: A2SEA

Vessel (Svanen) for installation of transition pieces and turbines: Ballast Nedam N.V.

Consultant

RPS Group

Foundation Installation and Infield Power Cable Installation Contractor

SEATECHS

Type

SWT - 3.6-107

Number of Wind Turbines

48

Hub Height

75.5m

Capacity of Each Turbine

3.6MW

Rotor Diameter

107m

Weight of One Rotor Blade

15.9t

Weight of Tower

193t

Weight of Nacelle

138t

Total Weight Turbine

426t

Total Height Including Blades

129m

Blade Length

52m

Cut-in Wind Speed (light winds)

4m/s

Cut-out Wind Speed (storm)

25m/s

Full Production (strong winds)

13m/s
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