The Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm was awarded an agreement for lease by The Crown Estate on 11 May 2010. This will extend the existing Burbo Bank offshore wind farm by a further 258 MW (approximately).
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Burbo Bank offshore wind farm
The proposed Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm development consists of an area of 40 km² and an estimated capacity of up to 258 MW, generating enough energy to meet the average needs of up to 170,000 homes. The Project development site is located west of the Operational offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay, around 7 km north of the North Wirral coast near the village of Meols, 8.5 km from Crosby beach, and 12.2 km from the Point of Ayr on the Welsh coast.
The Project will comprise of wind turbines, turbine foundations, inter-array cables and the transmission assets, i.e. an offshore substation, the export cable(s) and an onshore substation. It is likely that the offshore substation and cables will be owned and operated by an appointed independent Offshore Transmission Operator.
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Burbo Bank Extension site and cable route March 2013
The red line shows the indicative cable route. Surveys and an Environmental Impact Assessment have taken place which have resulted in the optimum route being developed.
To download a chart showing the Project and the other wind farms in the area (with an UKHO background), please click on the following link: :
Burbo Bank Extension and other wind farms (UKHO) March 2013 PDF (14MB)