Lillgrund Wind Farm

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Lillgrund Wind Farm
Lillgrund, Malmö.jpg
Lillgrund Wind Farm seen from Klagshamns point
Lillgrund Wind Farm within the Skåne region, Sweden
CountrySweden
LocationØresund
Coordinates55°31′N 12°47′E / 55.517°N 12.783°E / 55.517; 12.783Coordinates: 55°31′N 12°47′E / 55.517°N 12.783°E / 55.517; 12.783
StatusOperational
Construction beganAugust 2006
Commission dateJune 2008
Owner(s)Vattenfall
Wind farm
Type
Max. water depth4–8 m (13–26 ft)
Distance from shore7 km (4.3 mi)
Hub height65 m (213 ft)
Rotor diameter93 m (305 ft)
Power generation
Units operational48
Make and modelSiemens Wind Power: SWT-2.3-93
Nameplate capacity110 MW
Annual net output330 GWh
External links
CommonsRelated media on Commons

Lillgrund Wind Farm is located about 10 km off the coast of southern Sweden, just south of the Öresund Bridge, where average wind speeds are 8 to 10 metres per second (26 to 33 ft/s). With 48 wind turbines (Siemens SWT-2.3-93) and a capacity of 110 megawatts (MW), Lillgrund is Sweden's largest offshore wind farm, which will meet the domestic electricity demand of more than 60,000 homes (5000 kWh per home).[1] The farm's turbines have a rotor diameter of 93 metres and a total height of 115 metres.

A 2016 study found no significant effect on marine life.[2][3]

Aerial view of Lillgrund
Aerial view of Lillgrund

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  1. ^ Technical Description Lillgrund Wind Farm
  2. ^ Silver, Andrew (8 November 2016). "Offshore Wind Farms Don't Harm Marine Life". IEEE. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  3. ^ Langhamer, Olivia; Holand, Håkon; Rosenqvist, Gunilla (2016). "Effects of an Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) on the Common Shore Crab Carcinus maenas: Tagging Pilot Experiments in the Lillgrund Offshore Wind Farm (Sweden)". PLOS ONE. 11 (10): e0165096. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165096. PMC 5079560. PMID 27780212.

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