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)).
As all the wind turbines will be more than 54km offshore, only on the clearest days would any of the wind turbines be visible from the shore, and only the upper parts of the wind turbines. Based on the location of the Project, from most locations along the coast the Project will be hidden behind other existing 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 will be built as part of the project; all power generated by the project will be transmitted by underground (or submarine) cables 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. Any such works will have been identified as part of the annual GB wide Network Options Appraisal (NOA) that National Grid undertake. This process takes a holistic view of all future projects to determine the most efficient reinforcements for the entire network
The Offshore Transmission Network Review (OTNR) is a review launched by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in September 2021 which looked into the way that the offshore transmission network is designed and delivered to achieve the national goal for net zero emissions by 2050. The draft recommendations consider a number of different connection options will be taken forward for further analysis taking into account the most appropriate balance between environmental, social and consumer costs. Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind is therefore progressing with developing cable route and substation site options for Lincs Node and Weston Marsh until the connection location is confirmed by National Grid in early 2023.
It is currently anticipated that construction will take up to 36 months