Anholt Offshore Wind Farm

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Anholt Offshore Wind Farm
Anholt Offshore Wind Farm is located in Denmark
Anholt Offshore Wind Farm
Location of Anholt Offshore Wind Farm
Country Denmark
Location Kattegat near Norddjurs
Coordinates 56°36′0″N 11°12′36″E / 56.60000°N 11.21000°E / 56.60000; 11.21000Coordinates: 56°36′0″N 11°12′36″E / 56.60000°N 11.21000°E / 56.60000; 11.21000[1]
Status Operational
Construction began 2012
Commission date 4 September 2013
Construction cost 10 billion Danish kroner
Owner(s) DONG Energy
Wind farm
Max. water depth 14–17 m (46–56 ft)
Distance from shore 21 km (13 mi)
Power generation
Units operational 111
Make and model Siemens Wind Power
Nameplate capacity 400 MW

Anholt Offshore Wind Farm is a Danish offshore wind power wind farm in the Kattegat, between Djursland and Anholt island. With a nameplate capacity of 400 megawatts (MW), it is the third largest offshore wind farm in the world (along with BARD Offshore 1) and the largest in Denmark. A cable from the wind farm to Anholt will permit the replacement of most of the current diesel-powered electricity on the island.[2]

Project[edit]

The project was conceived in February 2008, as part of the Danish government's Energy Policy Agreement.[3] DONG Energy was the only bidder for the project, and received the license to build it in 2010.[4][5]

The wind farm costs an estimated 10 billion Danish kroner (€1.35 bn, US$1.65 bn). DONG has contracted with Siemens Wind Power to supply 111 3.6 MW wind turbines for the project,[6] placed in 14 metres (46 ft) water depth.[1] During operation, DONG will receive a feed-in tariff of 1.051 DKK/kW·h (17 US¢/kW·h) for the first 20 TW·h (about 12–13 years of production),[7] whereas the 207 MW Rødsand 2 receives 0.629 DKK/kW·h for 10 TW·h.[8] Newsmedia and politicians suggest a tight schedule with tough sanctions as reasons for the higher price.[9][10]

The transformer platform increases voltage from 33 to 220 kV for transporting the alternating current power 25 kilometres (16 mi) to land through a single 3-conductor cable (diameter 26 cm or 10 in)[11] and a further 56 km (35 mi)[12] to Trige (near Aarhus) where a 400 kV main power hub can distribute the power.[13][14]

The agreement requires first power to be produced before the end of 2012, and be fully commissioned before the end of 2013.[1] In March 2011, DONG Energy sold 50% of the Anholt wind farm to a consortium consisting of PensionDanmark (30%) and PKA (Pensionskassernes Administration, 20%) for DKK 6 billion (US$1.14 billion) payable in 4 rates between 2011 and 2013.[15][16]

Usually, turbines are placed in a grid pattern of lines and rows. But the turbines of AOWF are placed in an unusual pattern, governed by two principles: put most of them along the edges, and put most in undisturbed airflow from the main direction, which is West-southwest. This would increase production by 1.5%, a lifetime value of more than 100m DKK.[17]

Construction[edit]

On 31 December 2011, the heavy lift vessel (HLV) Svanen placed the first foundation monopile.[18]

Official construction of the wind farm started on 13 January 2012.[19]

The first turbine was installed on 3 September and connected to the Danish power grid on 21 September.[20]

In May 2013, AOWF became Denmark's largest wind farm when 59 turbines were grid connected, totalling 212MW and surpassing Horns Rev 2. The vessel Sea Installer managed to erect a complete tower (saving time), and installed a wind turbine in 7 hours.[21]

On 19 May 2013, the installation vessel Sea Power erected the last of the 111 turbines at Anholt Offshore Wind Farm.[22]

The wind farm achieved full power in June 2013,[23][24] and was inaugurated and commissioned on 4 September 2013.[25][9]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

External media
Images
Location and grid connection
Video
Plug-in wind – from offshore wind turbine to consumer
Help for wind turbines
Race against time
Halfway through
Erecting monopile and turbine

Official website

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Djursland Anholt". 4C Offshore Limited. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  2. ^ Anholt offshore wind farm (in Danish) Danish Energy Agency. Accessed: 27 November 2010.
  3. ^ Backwell, Ben (1 May 2009). "Denmark launches Anholt offshore wind farm tender". Recharge. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Anholt - tender of 400MW". Danish Energy Agency. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Bjartnes, Anders (22 June 2010). "Dong gets green light for 400MW Anholt despite high prices". Recharge. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  6. ^ van Loon, Jeremy (22 June 2010). "Siemens Wins 111 Offshore Wind-Turbine Order in Denmark From Dong Energy". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  7. ^ Hanne, Windemuller. Anholt Offshore Wind Farm will be the largest in Denmark Danish Energy Agency, 2 July 2010. Accessed: 27 November 2010.
  8. ^ Pia C. Jensen & Steen Hartvig Jacobsen. "Wind turbines in Denmark", page 26. Danish Energy Agency, November 2009. Accessed: 4 September 2013.
  9. ^ a b Jan Bjerre Lauridsen & Søren Andersen. "Queen says Good Wind to giant turbines" (in Danish) Berlingske, 4 September 2013. Accessed: 4 September 2013.
  10. ^ Erik Holm & Sanne Wittrup. "We should learn from Anholt" (in Danish) Ingeniøren, 8 April 2010. Accessed: 4 September 2013.
  11. ^ Kvarts, Thomas. About the seacable (in Danish) Energinet.dk. Accessed: 27 November 2010.
  12. ^ Kvarts, Thomas. About the landcable (in Danish) Energinet.dk. Accessed: 27 November 2010.
  13. ^ Damgaard, Poul. About the transformator platform (in Danish) Energinet.dk, 20 August 2010. Retrieved: 24 October 2010.
  14. ^ Gaardestrup, Rikke Bille. Connection of offshore wind farm Anholt Energinet.dk, 30 November 2009. Retrieved: 24 October 2010.
  15. ^ "PensionDanmark and PKA to become co-owners of Denmark's largest offshore wind". DONG Energy. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  16. ^ Pedersen, Lars Dalsgård. DONG sells half of Anholt wind farm Energy Supply, 28 March 2011. Accessed: 10 December 2011.
  17. ^ Sanne Wittrup. "Bonus for new pattern of turbines" (in Danish) Ingeniøren, 2 May 2011. Accessed: 4 September 2013.
  18. ^ "Anholt Offshore Wind Farm Newsletter, January 2012". DONG Energy. January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Today we start construction of Anholt Offshore Wind Farm" (Press release). DONG Energy. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "First power from Anholt offshore wind farm" (Press release). DONG Energy. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  21. ^ Newsletter-May2013
  22. ^ "All turbines are erected at Anholt Offshore Wind Farm" (Press release). DONG Energy. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  23. ^ "All turbines at Anholt Offshore wind farm now operational" (Press release). DONG Energy. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  24. ^ Anholf Offshore wind farm in 4C Offshore Retrieved 27 August 2013
  25. ^ "VIPs cut ribbon at 400MW Anholt" Recharge News, 4 September 2013. Accessed: 4 September 2013.