Lynn and Inner Dowsing Wind Farm
|Lynn and Inner Dowsing Wind Farm|
Inner Dowsing Offshore Wind Farm
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
|Location||Off the coast of Lincolnshire in the entrance to The Wash|
|Commission date||March 2009|
|Construction cost||£725 million|
|Distance from shore||5.2 km (3.2 mi)|
|Units operational||54 × Siemens Wind Power 3.6MW turbines|
|Make and model||Siemens Wind Power|
|Nameplate capacity||194 MW|
Lynn and Inner Dowsing Wind Farm is located in the North Sea, in the shallow waters off the coast of Lincolnshire, England. Completed on time and on budget in 2008, its 54 Siemens Wind Power 3.6-107 wind turbines have a generating capacity of 194 MW, enough to power 130,000 homes on average.
The Lynn and Inner Dowsing wind farms are part of the UKCS Round 1 developments to encourage wind power in the UK. They are two neighbouring developments that were acquired in December 2003 and combined into one construction project by Centrica Renewable Energy Limited. Both wind farms, operated by Centrica, are located off the UK's East Lincolnshire coast. Lynn is 5.2 km offshore Skegness, and Inner Dowsing is 5.2 km offshore Ingoldmells.
This offshore wind farm cost more than £300m and was built in depths of up to 18 metres (59 ft) of water, in less than two years. The foundations used are monopiles of 4.7m diameter installed by drive penetration using a hydraulic hammer. The foundations were driven to depth of around 22m below the seabed before a transition piece was installed on top of the pile and secured in place using a grouted bond. The wind turbine and its supporting tower was then installed onto a flange attached onto the transition piece and secured by bolts. The blades were made in Denmark from balsa wood and fibreglass.
- Wind power in the United Kingdom
- List of offshore wind farms in the United Kingdom
- List of offshore wind farms
- List of offshore wind farms in the North Sea
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- Patrick Barkham. Blown away The Guardian, 8 January 2009.