SJ2299 : Wind Turbines at Burbo Bank, Liverpool Bay

taken 4 years ago, 4 km from Great Burbo Bank [other Features], Sefton, Great Britain

Wind Turbines at Burbo Bank, Liverpool Bay
Wind Turbines at Burbo Bank, Liverpool Bay
The Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm is a 90 MW offshore wind farm located on the Burbo Flats in Liverpool Bay on the west coast of the UK in the Irish Sea. The wind farm was developed in the 2000s by SeaScape Energy. A 25-turbine installation using Siemens Wind Power 3.6 MW turbines was constructed from 2005, and officially opened in 2007 (LinkExternal link Wikipedia).
Burbo Bank Offshore Windfarm and Extension, Liverpool Bay
The Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm is a 25-turbine, 90 MW offshore wind farm located on the Burbo Flats in Liverpool Bay on the west coast of the UK in the Irish Sea. Construction began in June 2006. The site, located on Burbo Flats in Liverpool bay (approx 7 km northwest of Wirral and 6 km west of the Sefton coastline) was selected due to shallow water depths (0.5 to 8m at low tide) and high wind speeds. It became commercially operational by the end of 2007 and is expected to have an operational life of 25 years.

Construction of the extension to the windfarm began in June 2016. The Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm development consists of an area of 40 kmē (equivalent to nearly 6000 football pitches) and will add another 32 turbines extending the capacity by a further 258 MW, generating enough energy to meet the average needs of up to 230,000 homes.

More information:
LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link Summary leaflets (Orsted Energy)
LinkExternal link Chart showing the positions of the windfarms in Liverpool Bay (link currently "dead").
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Coastal 
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Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 226 995 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.1899N 3:10.0761W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 286 935
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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