Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm

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Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm
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Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm is located in Merseyside
Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm
Location of the Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm in Merseyside
Country England, United Kingdom
Location Burbo Flats in Liverpool Bay at the entrance to the River Mersey, Merseyside
Coordinates 53°29′N 03°10′W / 53.483°N 3.167°W / 53.483; -3.167Coordinates: 53°29′N 03°10′W / 53.483°N 3.167°W / 53.483; -3.167
Status Operational
Commission date 2007
Owner(s) DONG Energy
Wind farm
Type Offshore
Power generation
Units operational 25 X 3.6 MW
Make and model Siemens Wind Power
Nameplate capacity 90
Capacity factor 32-35%

The Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm is a wind farm located on the Burbo Flats in Liverpool Bay at the entrance to the River Mersey. It is owned and operated by DONG Energy, with investment from Sirhowy Group. The wind farm consists of 25 Siemens Wind Power[1] 3.6MW wind turbines with a total nameplate capacity of 90 megawatts (MW). The wind farm will also help to mitigate climate change as over the 20-year operating life it will save approximately 6.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

The wind farm was officially inaugurated on 18 October 2007.[2] Between 2008 and 2010, the capacity factor was between 32 to 35%.[3]

During summer 2010 Siemens decided to change the blade bearings on all 25 turbines as a pre-emptive measure after cracks were found in blade bearings found on other sites. The MPI Resolution will perform the change.[4]

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  1. ^ "Burbo Bank (Wind, Operating)". Interactive Map of Renewable and Alternative Energy Projects in the UK. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  2. ^ "Inauguration of DONG Energy’s Burbo Bank offshore wind farm. Press release". DONG Energy. 2007-10-18. Archived from the original on 2008-04-07. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  3. ^ Dunford et al. UK Renewable Energy Data, Issue 10 p95 Renewable Energy Foundation, 29 July 2010. Accessed: 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ Godske, Bjørn. Corrosion in bearings (Danish) Ing.dk, 24 August 2010. Retrieved: 25 August 2010.

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