Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm
Vattenfall is currently developing a proposal for an extension to the existing and operational Thanet Offshore Wind Farm in Kent. The extension would involve the addition of up to 34 turbines on the edges of the existing wind farm.
Why extend Thanet Offshore Wind Farm?
We know that extension projects can deliver many benefits:
They can deliver lower cost renewable energy because we can benefit from:
- shared operations and maintenance approaches,
- our knowledge of constructing and operating in the area,
- the latest turbine technology.
They allow us to build on our existing investment – in the local community and in a local workforce
Did you know?
With less than half the number of turbines, the extension could more than double the electricity coming from the existing Thanet Offshore Wind Farm.
The project is currently under examination by the Planning Inspectorate. If you would like to get involved or follow the process you can do so through the link below.
Project in numbers
|No of Turbines||Up to 34|
|Installed capacity||Up to 340 MW|
|Turbine height||250m maximum|
|Individual turbine capacity||Dependent on technology. 10MW and 12MW used as assumptions for EIA|
|Cables onshore (number and length)||Up to 4 circuits, each comprised of 3 individual cables. Onshore cable route distance of 2.5km|
|Cables offshore (number and length)||
4 cables at 28km maximum distance
|Landfall location||Pegwell Bay|
|Grid connection and substation||Substation at Richborough Port, up to two 400kV connection cables between substation and grid connection at Richborough Energy Park|