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Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm

Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm
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Vestas V90 Wind Turbine Kentish Flats
Location of Kentish Flats Wind Farm off the coast of England
Country England, United Kingdom
Location North Sea off the coast of Kent, South East England
Coordinates

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Status Operational
Commission date 2005
Owner(s) Vattenfall
Wind farm
Type Offshore
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Power generation
Units operational 30
Make and model Vestas V90-3MW / V112-3.3MW
Units under const. 15
Nameplate capacity 90 MW
Capacity factor 30%

The Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm is a wind farm located off the coast of Kent, England on a large, flat and shallow plateau just outside the main Thames shipping lanes. The wind farm is operated by Vattenfall.

Location

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Installation

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Turbines at Kentish Flats, Kent, England, with the WWII gun platforms visible towards the right.

Construction was completed in August 2005, with commissioning and testing of all turbines completed by September 2005. The wind farm consists of 30 Vestas V90-3MW wind turbines with a total nameplate capacity of 90 MW.[1] Turbines were installed by the Danish offshore wind farms services provider A2SEA.[2] Between 2007 and 2010, the capacity factor was around 30%.[3]

Kentish Flats extension

In February 2013 Vattenfall was granted consent to extend the existing Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm. The plan was to add an extra 15 turbines each with a capacity of 3.3 MW adding an extra 49.5 MW to the wind farm.[4] Offshore construction began in October 2014.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.bwea.com/ukwed/operational.asp
  2. ^ "A2SEA presentation" (PDF). A2SEA (Export Promotion Denmark). 2005-04-12. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  3. ^ Dunford et al. UK Renewable Energy Data, Issue 10 p69 Renewable Energy Foundation, 29 July 2010. Accessed: 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Energy firm Vattenfall to add 15 turbines to Kentish Flats windfarm off the coast of Whitstable and Herne Bay costing £165m". Kent Online. 10 February 2015. 

External links

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