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Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm, Great Yarmouth. For illustrative purposes only.

Proposed wind turbines

We're looking at three bladed horizontal axis turbines, with a generation capacity of between 3MW and 7MW. This is subject to the maximum installed capacity of 700MW and a maximum of 195 turbines. For example, if we select a 3MW or 3.6MW turbine, then we'll install 195 units. If we choose a larger 7MW turbine, then a maximum of 100 turbines will be installed.

Figure 1 shows the relative dimensions of three wind turbines within the 3MW to 7MW range.



PDF of turbine options and dimensions (PDF, size 52KB)

Please note, intermediate turbine sizes within this range are also available, so the number of units needed to generate 700MW may vary.

When we apply for the Development Consent Order, we'll be looking for flexibility in the number and size of the wind turbines, so that within certain limits several different final configurations will be possible.

Indicative turbine layouts

The turbines will generally be set out in a regular grid pattern, at least 600m apart. We'll decide on the exact location of the turbines and offshore substations when the environmental and engineering constraints are known, and we've undertaken further site investigation work. The turbines will be marked for navigation purposes and will be painted in a light grey finish, which is the industry standard for offshore wind turbines. Figures 2 and 3 show two indicative layouts for the offshore site.

Figure 2 shows the layout with the greatest number of turbine units.


© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited. All rights reserved. Products Licence No. 042010.002. This product has been derived in part from material obtained from the UK Hydrographic Office with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and UK Hydrographic Office (ukho.gov.uk). NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.

PDF of Figure 2 showing 195-x-3.6MW wind turbines (PDF, size 2.2MB)

Figure 3 shows the layout with the largest turbines proposed.


© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited. All rights reserved. Products Licence No. 042010.002. This product has been derived in part from material obtained from the UK Hydrographic Office with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and UK Hydrographic Office (ukho.gov.uk). NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.

PDF of Figure 3 showing 100-x-7MW wind turbines (PDF, size 2.2MB)


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