Teesside Wind Farm
|Teesside Wind Farm|
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
|Location||1.5km north of Redcar Teesside|
|Status||Operation started 2013|
|Nameplate capacity||62 MW|
Teesside Wind Farm also known as Redcar Wind Farm is an offshore wind farm constructed just to the east of the mouth of the River Tees and 1.5 km north of Redcar off the Teesside coast, in the North Sea, England. It is being developed by EDF Energy Renewables, a company jointly owned by EDF Energy and EDF Energies Nouvelles. The farm stands in water of depths up to 20m and covers an area of approximately 10 km2.
The project includes constructing the wind turbines and their foundations, installing 2 power cables linking the turbines to a new electrical substation required for connection into the UK National Grid at Tod Point, near the Teesside Steelworks. Foundations will be 5.5m diameter monopoles drilled or driven about 35m into the seabed. Electrical cables will carry 33kV.
In April 2013 first power flowed into the UK grid, and full operation to started in June 2013.
A number of regulatory consents are required for the construction and the operation of Teesside Offshore wind farm. The key consents are:
- Consent under Section 36 of the Electricity Act (1989) for the electricity generating facility.
- Consent under Section 34 of the Coast Protection Act (1949) for construction on or under the seabed below MHWS.
- Licence under the Section 5 of the Food and Environment Protection Act (1985) for the placement and deposit of construction materials in the sea below MHWS.
- A PD Teesport Works License to construct on under or over tidal waters and tidal lands below the level of high water in the harbour.
- Planning permission under Section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the onshore underground electricity cables and the substation.