List of offshore wind farms in the North Sea

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This is a list of operational, offshore wind farms in the North Sea.

This information is gathered from multiple Internet sources,[1][2] and primarily the 4C Offshore's Global Offshore Wind Farm Map and Database and is current up to July 2015. The name of the Wind Farm is the name used by the Energy Company when referring to the Farm and is usually related to a shoal or the name of the nearest town on shore.

Operational wind farms[edit]

The list can be sorted by clicking the triangle symbols at the top of each column.

Wind farm Cap.
(MW)
Turbines Where When Build
Cost
Cap.
fac.
Depth
range (m)
km to
shore
Country Owner Refs.


Alpha Ventus 60 6 × Multibrid M5000,
6 × REpower 5M
54°1′0″N 6°36′0″E / 54.01667°N 6.60000°E / 54.01667; 6.60000 (Alpha Ventus 60MW) 2010 250 million 28 56  Germany EWE 47.5%
E.ON 26.25%
Vattenfall 26.25%
[w 1][3][4]
BARD Offshore 1 400 80 × BARD 5.0 54°21′18″N 5°58′48″E / 54.35500°N 5.98000°E / 54.35500; 5.98000 (BARD Offshore 1 400MW) 2013 2,900 million 40 100  Germany Ocean Breeze Energy [w 2] [5]
Beatrice 10 2 × REpower 5M 58°06′20″N 03°05′35″W / 58.10556°N 3.09306°W / 58.10556; -3.09306 (Beatrice 10MW) 2007 £35 million 20% 45 23  United Kingdom SSE and Talisman Energy [w 3] [1][6][7][8]p11
Belwind 165 55 × Vestas V90-3.0MW 51°39′36″N 02°48′0″E / 51.66000°N 2.80000°E / 51.66000; 2.80000 (Belwind 165MW) 2010 €614 million 46  Belgium Parkwind [w 4][9][10]
Blyth Offshore 4 2 × Vestas V66-2MW 55°08′09″N 01°29′25″W / 55.13583°N 1.49028°W / 55.13583; -1.49028 (Blyth Offshore 4MW) 2000 £4 million 6-11 1.6  United Kingdom E.ON [w 5]
DanTysk 288 80 × Siemens SWP-3.6-120 55°8′24″N 7°12′0″E / 55.14000°N 7.20000°E / 55.14000; 7.20000 (DanTysk 288MW) 2015 $900 million 21-31 70  Germany Vattenfall
Stadtwerke München
[w 6] [11]
Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) 108 36 × Vestas V90-3MW 52°36′22″N 4°25′8″E / 52.60611°N 4.41889°E / 52.60611; 4.41889 (Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) 108MW) 2008 200 million 15-18 13  Netherlands Nuon, Shell [w 7][12][13]
Eneco Luchterduinen 129 43 × Vestas V112/3000 52°24′18″N 4°09′43″E / 52.40500°N 4.16194°E / 52.40500; 4.16194 (Eneco Luchterduinen 129MW) 2015 €450 million 18-24 24  Netherlands Eneco, Mitsubishi [w 8][14]
Irene Vorrink 17 28x Nordtank NTK600/43 52°35′53″N 5°35′20″E / 52.59806°N 5.58889°E / 52.59806; 5.58889 (Irene Vorrink 17MW) 1996 GBP 19m 2-3 1  Netherlands Nuon [15]
Greater Gabbard 504 140 × Siemens SWT-3.6-107 51°56′0″N 1°53′0″E / 51.93333°N 1.88333°E / 51.93333; 1.88333 (Greater Gabbard 504MW) 2012 £1,500 million 20-32 23  United Kingdom SSE Renewables [w 9]
Gemini 600 150 × Siemens SWT-4.0 54°2′10″N 5°57′47″E / 54.03611°N 5.96306°E / 54.03611; 5.96306 (Gemini 600MW) 2017 €2.8 billion 55  Netherlands Northland Power, Siemens, Van Oord, HVC NV [w 10]
Gunfleet Sands 1 & 2 172 48 × Siemens SWP-3.6-107 51°43′0″N 01°12′50″E / 51.71667°N 1.21389°E / 51.71667; 1.21389 (Gunfleet Sands 1 & 2 172MW) 2010 £300 million 2-15 7  United Kingdom DONG [w 11] [1][6][16]
Horns Rev I 160 80 × Vestas V80-2MW 55°31′47″N 7°54′22″E / 55.52972°N 7.90611°E / 55.52972; 7.90611 (Horns Rev I 160MW) 2002 272 million 39% 10-20 18  Denmark Vattenfall 60%
DONG 40%
[w 12][1][17][2][18][19][20]
Horns Rev II 209 91 × Siemens SWP-2.3-93 55°36′00″N 7°35′24″E / 55.60000°N 7.59000°E / 55.60000; 7.59000 (Horns Rev II 209MW) 2009 470 million 45% 9-17 32  Denmark DONG [w 13][21][19]
Humber Gateway 219 73 × Vestas V112-3.0 53°38′38″N 0°17′35″E / 53.64389°N 0.29306°E / 53.64389; 0.29306 (Humber Gateway 219MW) 2015 €900 million 10-18 10  United Kingdom E.ON [w 14]
Hywind 2.3 1 × Siemens SWP-2.3-82 59°08′24″N 05°01′55″E / 59.14000°N 5.03194°E / 59.14000; 5.03194 (Hywind 2.3MW) 2009 NOK 400 million 220 10  Norway Statoil [w 15][1][22]
Kentish Flats 90 30 × Vestas V90-3.0MW 51°27′36″N 01°05′24″E / 51.46000°N 1.09000°E / 51.46000; 1.09000 (Kentish Flats 90MW) 2005 £121.5 million 30% 3-5 10  United Kingdom Vattenfall [w 16] [1][6][7][23]p69
Lincs 270 75 × Siemens SWT-3.6-120 53°11′0″N 0°29′0″E / 53.18333°N 0.48333°E / 53.18333; 0.48333 (Lincs 270MW) 2013 £1,000 million 10-15 8  United Kingdom Centrica, Siemens, DONG [w 17][6][24][25][26]
London Array 630 175 × Siemens SWT-3.6 51°38′38″N 1°33′13″E / 51.64389°N 1.55361°E / 51.64389; 1.55361 (London Array 630MW) 2013 £1,800 million 0-25 20  United Kingdom DONG Energy, E.ON UK Renewables, Masdar [w 18]
Lynn and Inner Dowsing 194 54 × Siemens SWP-3.6-107 53°07′39″N 0°26′10″E / 53.12750°N 0.43611°E / 53.12750; 0.43611 (Lynn and Inner Dowsing 194MW) 2009 £300 million 37% 6-11 5  United Kingdom Centrica 50%
TCW 50%
[w 19][6][27][28][7]p119
Meerwind Süd/Ost 288 80 × Siemens SWT-3.6-120 54°23′0″N 7°41′0″E / 54.38333°N 7.68333°E / 54.38333; 7.68333 (Meerwind Süd/Ost 288MW) 2014 €1,300 million 22-26 53  Germany WindMW GmbH. [w 20][29]
Nordsee Ost 295 48 × Senvion 6.2M126 54°26′00″N 7°41′0″E / 54.43333°N 7.68333°E / 54.43333; 7.68333 (Nordsee Ost 295MW) 2015 55  Germany RWE Innogy [w 21]
Northwind 216 72 × Vestas V90-3.0 51°37′08″N 02°54′00″E / 51.61889°N 2.90000°E / 51.61889; 2.90000 (Northwind 216MW) 2014 €850 million 16-29 37  Belgium Parkwind [w 22][30]
Princess Amalia 120 60 × Vestas V80-2MW 52°35′24″N 4°13′12″E / 52.59000°N 4.22000°E / 52.59000; 4.22000 (Princess Amalia 120MW) 2008 350 million 19-24 26  Netherlands Eneco Energie [w 23][31][32]
Riffgat 113 30 × Siemens SWT-3.6-120 53°41′24″N 6°28′48″E / 53.69000°N 6.48000°E / 53.69000; 6.48000 (Riffgat 113MW) 2014 480 million 16-24 15-42  Germany ENOVA, EWE [w 24][33][34]
Scroby Sands 60 30 × Vestas V80-2MW 52°38′0″N 1°47′0″E / 52.63333°N 1.78333°E / 52.63333; 1.78333 (Scroby Sands 60MW) 2004 £75.5m 26-32% 0-8 2.5  United Kingdom E.ON [w 25][1][35][6][36][7]p53
Sheringham Shoal 317 88 × Siemens SWT-3.6-107 53°07′0″N 1°08′0″E / 53.11667°N 1.13333°E / 53.11667; 1.13333 (Sheringham Shoal 317MW) 2012 £1,100 million 12-24 17  United Kingdom Statoil 50%
Statkraft 50%
[w 26]
Teesside 62 27 × Siemens SWT-2.3 54°38′50″N 1°05′40″W / 54.64722°N 1.09444°W / 54.64722; -1.09444 (Teesside 62MW) 2013 £200 million 7-15 1.5  United Kingdom EDF-EN
Thanet 300 100 × Vestas V90-3.0MW 51°26′0″N 1°38′0″E / 51.43333°N 1.63333°E / 51.43333; 1.63333 (Thanet 300MW) 2010 £780-900 million 20-25 11  United Kingdom Vattenfall [w 27][37][6][38][39]
Thorntonbank 325.2 6 × REpower 5M,
48 × Senvion 6M
51°38′39″N 2°55′38″E / 51.64417°N 2.92722°E / 51.64417; 2.92722 (Thorntonbank 325.2MW) 2013 1,100 million 13-19 27  Belgium C-Power [w 28][1][40]
Trianel Windpark Borkum (phase 1) 200 40 × Areva M5000-116 54°2′30″N 6°28′0″E / 54.04167°N 6.46667°E / 54.04167; 6.46667 (Trianel Windpark Borkum (phase 1) 200MW) 2015 €900 million 28-33 45  Germany Trianel [w 29]
Veja Mate 402 67 × Siemens SWT-6.0-154 54°19′00″N 5°52′0″E / 54.31667°N 5.86667°E / 54.31667; 5.86667 (Veja Mate 402MW) 2017 €1.9 billion 45.4% (projected) 41 95  Germany Highland Group Holdings Ltd, Siemens Financial Services, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners [41]
Westermost Rough 210 35 × Siemens SWT-6.0 53°48′18″N 0°08′56″E / 53.80500°N 0.14889°E / 53.80500; 0.14889 (Westermost Rough 210MW) 2015 €1,000 million 10-25 8  United Kingdom DONG [w 30]


  • "Cap." is the rated nameplate capacity of the wind farm
  • "When" is the year when the windfarm was commissioned and put into service.
  • "Cost" is the total capital cost of the project up to commissioning.
  • "Cap. Fac." is the average capacity factor, i.e. the average power generated by the windfarm, as a percentage of its nameplate capacity.
  • "km to shore" is the average distance of the windfarm to shore, or (where available) the distance from the in-farm transformer/substation to the shore
  • "Depth range (m)" is the range of minimum to maximum depths of water that the windfarm is sited in
  • "Refs" cite the source references for the information. The [w ...] footnotes link to each windfarm's own home page

Wind farms under construction[edit]

Wind farm Cap.
(MW)
Turbines Where When Build
Cost
Cap.
fac.
Depth
range (m)
km to
shore
Country Owner Refs.
Amrumbank West 288 80 × Siemens SWT-3.6-120 54°26′00″N 7°41′0″E / 54.43333°N 7.68333°E / 54.43333; 7.68333 (Amrumbank West 288MW) 2015 40  Germany
Borkum Riffgrund I 312 78 × Siemens SWT-4.0-120 53°58′01″N 6°33′14″E / 53.96694°N 6.55389°E / 53.96694; 6.55389 (Borkum Riffgrund I 312MW) 2015 €1.25 billion 23-29 55  Germany DONG, Kirkbi, Oticon [w 31]
Butendiek 288 80 × Siemens SWT-3.6 55°01′08″N 7°46′26″E / 55.01889°N 7.77389°E / 55.01889; 7.77389 (Butendiek 288MW) 2015 35  Germany [w 32]
Dudgeon 402 67 × Siemens SWT-6.0-154 53°15′00″N 1°23′0″E / 53.25000°N 1.38333°E / 53.25000; 1.38333 (Dudgeon 402MW) 2017 £1.5bn 32  United Kingdom Statoil
Statkraft
[w 33]
Global Tech I 400 80 × Multibrid M5000 54°15′43″N 6°24′38″E / 54.26194°N 6.41056°E / 54.26194; 6.41056 (Global Tech I 400MW) 2015 110  Germany [w 34]
Gode Wind 1 & 2 582 97 × Siemens SWT-6.0-154 54°03′00″N 07°01′00″E / 54.05000°N 7.01667°E / 54.05000; 7.01667 (Gode Wind 1 & 2 582MW) 2016 €2.2 billion 30 42  Germany DONG Energy [42]
Sandbank 288 72 × Siemens SWT-4.0-130 55°11′30″N 06°51′30″E / 55.19167°N 6.85833°E / 55.19167; 6.85833 (Sandbank 288MW) 2017 €1.2 billion 24-34 90  Germany Vattenfall [w 35]


  • "Cap." is the rated nameplate capacity of the wind farm
  • "When" is the year when the windfarm was commissioned and put into service.
  • "Cost" is the total capital cost of the project up to commissioning.
  • "Cap. Fac." is the average capacity factor, i.e. the average power generated by the windfarm, as a percentage of its nameplate capacity.
  • "km to shore" is the average distance of the windfarm to shore, or (where available) the distance from the in-farm transformer/substation to the shore
  • "Depth range (m)" is the range of minimum to maximum depths of water that the windfarm is sited in
  • "Refs" cite the source references for the information. The [w ...] footnotes link to each windfarm's own home page
List of offshore wind farms in the North Sea is located in North Sea
Alpha Ventus
Alpha Ventus
Amrumbank West
Amrumbank West
BARD Offshore 1
BARD Offshore 1
Beatrice
Beatrice
Belwind
Belwind
Blyth
Blyth
Borkum Riffgrund I
Borkum Riffgrund I
Butendiek
Butendiek
DanTysk
DanTysk
Dudgeon
Dudgeon
Egmond aan Zee
Egmond aan Zee
Eneco Luchterduinen
Eneco Luchterduinen
Gemini
Gemini
Global Tech I
Global Tech I
Gode Wind 1 & 2
Gode Wind 1 & 2
Greater Gabbard
Greater Gabbard
Gunfleet Sands
Gunfleet Sands
Horns Rev I
Horns Rev I
Horns Rev II
Horns Rev II
Humber Gateway
Humber Gateway
Hywind
Hywind
Kentish Flats
Kentish Flats
Lincs
Lincs
London Array
London Array
Lynn and Inner Dowsing
Lynn and Inner Dowsing
Meerwind Süd/Ost
Meerwind Süd/Ost
Nordsee Ost
Nordsee Ost
Northwind
Northwind
Princess Amalia
Princess Amalia
Riffgat
Riffgat
Sandbank
Sandbank
Scroby Sands
Scroby Sands
Sheringham Shoal
Sheringham Shoal
Teesside
Teesside
Thanet
Thanet
Thorntonbank
Thorntonbank
Trianel Windpark Borkum
Trianel Windpark Borkum
Westermost Rough
Westermost Rough
Locations of offshore wind farms in the North Sea

Windfarm home pages[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Operational offshore wind farms in Europe, end 2009 EWEA. Retrieved: 23 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b Steve Kopits and Adam Westwood. Offshore Wind: Time for a Market Take-off? Renewable Energy World, 8 October 2009, Table 1.
  3. ^ Alpha Ventus Offshore Wind Farm, Germany Power Technology. Retrieved: 27 October 2010.
  4. ^ Alpha Ventus (Germany) offshore wind farm 4C . Retrieved: 19 August 2010.
  5. ^ BARD Offshore 1 (Germany) wind farm 4C. Retrieved: 17 February 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g RenewableUK operational wind farm List Archived 2012-11-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ a b c d Dunford et al. UK Renewable Energy Data, Issue 10 Renewable Energy Foundation, 29 July 2010. Accessed: 30 September 2011.
  8. ^ Beatrice offshore wind farm (United Kingdom) 4C . Retrieved: 27 October 2010.
  9. ^ Belwind (Belgium) 4C . Retrieved: January 2015.
  10. ^ LORC - Belwind Datasheet
  11. ^ Name (Country) offshore wind farm 4C . Retrieved: 8 August 2010.
  12. ^ Egmond an Zee Offshore Wind Farm, Netherlands Power Technology. Retrieved: 27 October 2010.
  13. ^ OWEZ (Netherlands) offshore wind farm 4C . Retrieved: 24 August 2010.
  14. ^ NOS Opening derde windpark op zee, accessed 16 January 2017
  15. ^ Irene Vorrink (Netherlands) offshore wind farm 4C . Retrieved: 24 August 2010.
  16. ^ Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm (United Kingdom) 4C . Retrieved: 27 October 2010.
  17. ^ Horns Rev I Offshore Wind Farm, Denmark Power Technology. Retrieved: 27 October 2010.
  18. ^ Horns Rev 1 (Denmark) offshore wind farm 4C . Retrieved: 30 July 2010.
  19. ^ a b Spliid, Iben B. Data on operating and decommissioned wind turbines (as at end of September 2010) (.xls spreadsheet) Danish Energy Agency, 18 October 2010. Main page Retrieved: 25 October 2010.
  20. ^ Horns Revolution Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine., Modern Power Systems, 2002-10-05, accessed 2010-04-14.
  21. ^ Horns Rev 2 (Denmark) offshore wind farm 4C . Retrieved: 30 July 2010.
  22. ^ Hywind (Norway) offshore wind turbine 4C . Retrieved: 27 October 2010.
  23. ^ Kentish Flats offshore wind farm (United Kingdom) 4C . Retrieved: 27 October 2010.
  24. ^ Lincs offshore wind farm: mission complete, Centrica, 27 September 2013 
  25. ^ Lincs Offshore Wind Farm, United Kingdom Power Technology. Retrieved: January 2015.
  26. ^ Lincs Offshore Wind Farm (United Kingdom) 4C . Retrieved: January 2015.
  27. ^ Lynn and Inner Dowsing Offshore Wind Farm, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom Power Technology. Retrieved: 25 October 2010.
  28. ^ Lynn Inner Dowsing offshore wind farm (United Kingdom) 4C . Retrieved: 25 October 2010.
  29. ^ Meerwind Süd/Ost (Germany) offshore wind farm 4C . Retrieved: 14 December 2014.
  30. ^ Northwind 4C . Retrieved: 10 February 2015.
  31. ^ Princess Amalia Offshore Wind Farm, Netherlands Power Technology. Retrieved: 27 October 2010.
  32. ^ Princess Amalia (Netherlands) offshore wind farm 4C . Retrieved: 24 August 2010.
  33. ^ Offshore-Windpark Riffgat erhält Netzanschluss
  34. ^ Riffgat (Germany) offshore wind farm 4C . Retrieved: January 2015.
  35. ^ Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm, Kent, United Kingdom Power Technology. Retrieved: 27 October 2010.
  36. ^ Scroby Sands offshore wind farm (United Kingdom) 4C . Retrieved: 27 October 2010.
  37. ^ Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, Kent, United Kingdom Power Technology. Retrieved: 29 September 2010.
  38. ^ O'Toole, Sarah. World’s biggest offshore wind farm opens today Global Energy Magazine, 23 September 2010. Retrieved: 29 September 2010.
  39. ^ Thanet Offshore Wind Farm (United Kingdom) 4C . Retrieved: 24 September 2010.
  40. ^ Thorntonbank (Belgium) offshore wind farm 4C . Retrieved: 27 October 2010.
  41. ^ "Construction complete for 402-MW Veja Mate offshore wind park". Renewables Now. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 
  42. ^ Gode Wind 1 and 2 4C.