Plans to extend the existing Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm have raised concerns from Liverpool John Lennon Airport over interference to air traffic control (ATC) radar.
Reported in the Liverpool Echo, developers DONG Energy are consulting with the airport about the possibilities of using technology to mitigate the effects of the radar interference, and “companies have been invited to submit bids as to how they can solve the problem.”
The planned expansion of the existing Burbo Bank development should add larger machines to the existing 25 turbine development. The new turbines are expected to be Vestas V164 8MW machines, standing at 224m high, after being announced in February 2014 that it was selected by DONG as the preferred technology.
Pager Power, Offshore Wind Farms and Radar
We are able to complete technical assessments for offshore wind developments to help minimise the impact on aviation and radar infrastructure. Previously, we helped resolve radar concerns for the Sheringham Shoal located off off the North Norfolk Coast.
You can read more about our involvement in that project (Case Study 02), as well as others, by looking at our Featured Projects page.