Innovation

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre will trial next generation technology.

Suction bucket jackets

Suction bucket jackets form a key component of the EOWDC and underpin the facility's test and demonstration of innovation. The game-changing jackets enable faster offshore installation of the EOWDC, while also keeping noise to a minimum, as well as easier decommissioning as the installation process is reversed. As such, the technology will contribute to driving down the cost of clean power.

Suction bucket – an illustration (PDF 405 kB)

MHI Vestas V164-8.4 turbines

The EOWDC will see the deployment of the world’s largest and most powerful single turbine model. The V164-8.4 turbines each produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of more than 9,000 homes when running at peak capacity, meaning significantly lower operational costs, cost-efficient installation and built-in reliability.

This image is illustrative and not intended as a fully accurate depiction of the project.

66kV cabling

The EOWDC will employ cutting edge 66kV transmission and cabling, making the north east the driver of this new technology. Advancing to next generation 66kV cabling to transport the energy produced from the turbines to the onshore substation will boost power transmission, improving efficiency and reliability.

The implementation of this cabling contributes to the offshore industry's cost reductions targets, improving lifecycle costs and lowering levelised cost of electricity.

Last updated: 2016-10-28 13:30