At this stage of the project, it is too early to include many specific details on how North Falls will look because we are still in early development and options will be refined as we progress. However some key facts are known and as the project matures and evolves, we will be able to give more definitive information for example on turbine heights, lengths of cable and onshore location.
For now we have presented what is known to date, including some ranges to give an overall indication of the project, and will update the data as it is refined.
This diagram is a visual representation of the proposed North Falls Offshore Wind Farm in cross section, showing the key components above and below the water line from offshore to onshore. These include offshore wind turbines on foundations, array cables between the turbines to the offshore substation, export cables and onshore infrastructure.
For clarity please be aware that this is a simplified representation only and not to scale as actual distances will depend on the final plans for the project, particularly onshore where the grid connection location will be.
Agreement for Lease with The Crown Estate
Range proposed across the two sections
Subject to final capacity but no less than Greater Gabbard
Total area across two sections
From shore to the closest point of the site
Distance from shore to the centre of the site
Shallowest water depth at the wind farm site
Deepest water depth at the wind farm site
Connecting the turbines and offshore substation
Total length from offshore substation to landfall
Deepest water depth along the cable route
Connecting the turbines to the National Grid
The amount of power to be generated by North Falls will be dependent on the final capacity but it will be no less than Greater Gabbard.
Greater Gabbard generates enough power to supply the annual electricity needs of approximately 400,000 UK homes.