The highest point of the offshore wind turbine (the blade tip as it rotates) could be up to 403m above the sea (measured to Lowest Astronomical Tide (LAT)).
The wind turbines will be more than 33 miles (54km) offshore, therefore only the upper parts of the wind turbines be visible from the shore on a few days of the year. In addition, due to there being existing projects in between Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind and the shore, when viewed from most locations along the coast, the Project will be hidden behind the other wind farms.
The maximum design envelope has been presented in the Scoping Report which constitutes an 80m wide temporary construction corridor with a 60m wide cable easement.
No new overhead lines (pylons) will be built as part of the project; the cables will instead be buried underground from the landfall at Wolla Bank to the National Grid substation. Any new overhead lines that may be required as part of wider reinforcements of the transmission system will be responsibility of National Grid.
Subsequent to the conclusion of a follow up appraisal by National Grid ESO (NGESO) in collaboration with the Transmission Owner, National Grid Electricity Transmission, we are able to confirm that we will no longer pursue the Lincolnshire Node connection option for the Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind project. We will continue development activities at the remaining two potential study areas for the substation location, one in the Surfleet Marsh area (previously referred to as Weston Marsh North) and one in the Weston Marsh area (previously referred to as Weston Marsh South). The assessment methodology used by National Grid ESO considered the four network design objectives used within the Holistic Network Design analysis: economic and efficient, deliverable and operable, minimise environmental impact, minimise community impact.
Outer Dowsing will take the feedback gained in the Phase 2 consultation and work with the transmission owner, National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET), as it carries out further design assessments in the area, to prepare for a consultation in the Autumn to help inform the design for our final consent application.
It is currently anticipated that construction will take up to 36 months