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Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm Transformer Acoustic Enclosure Case Study

Project Details

The Client: National Grid
Customer: Morgan Sindall
Service: Acoustic Enclosure
Project Completion: May 2011

The Project

17km off the North Norfolk coast and extending 6km into the North Sea, the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm has 88 turbines, each with a blade span of 52m and capable of producing 317 megawatts of electricity.

The turbines generate enough electricity to power 220,000 domestic homes. The 1.1TWh of generated electricity will save 500,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.

Kimpton Acoustics designed, manufactured and installed an acoustic enclosure to Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm’s Super Grid Transformer. The complete acoustic enclosure was supplied to site in modular kit form for ease of transport and storage and assembled on site to National Grid’s standards.

The sound power level from the transformer when operating with the enclosure fitted is guaranteed not to exceed 20dB @ frequency of 100Hz.

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