A few bits of information regarding the Redcar project: EDF is the energy company in charge.
There are to be 27 wind turbines, in three rows. The closest to shore is approx.1.5 kilometers.
The turbines are manufactured and installed by German company Siemens and the seabed foundations and underwater cabling will be done by Dutch based company Van Oord.
Each turbine will be able to produce 2.3 MW of electricity and the total windfarm output
should supply electricity to approx. 40,000 homes in the Redcar and Cleveland area.
The turbines start generating electricity at a wind speed of 3.5 metres per second withÂ maximum output being reached at a wind speed of 14 metres per second. When the wind speed reaches 25 metres per second, the turbine shuts down automatically.
The drilling rig has been on site since late February 2012 and the windfarm is expected to be producing electricity by the end of 2012. On Wednesday May 2nd 2012, our local newspaper stated that 17 of the 27 bases have now been completed.