|About Burbo Bank Extension||About Burbo Bank Extension|
The Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm was awarded an agreement for lease by The Crown Estate on 11 May 2010. This will extend the existing Burbo Bank offshore wind farm by a further 258 MW (approximately).
The Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm development consists of an area of 40 km² and a capacity of up to 258 MW, generating enough energy to meet the average needs of up to 230,000 homes.
The Project development site is located west of the Operational offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay, around 7 km north of the North Wirral coast near the village of Meols, 8.5 km from Crosby beach, and 12.2 km from the Point of Ayr on the Welsh coast.
The Project will comprise of wind turbines, turbine foundations, inter-array cables and the transmission assets, i.e. an offshore substation, the export cable(s) and an onshore substation. It is likely that the offshore substation and cables will be owned and operated by an appointed independent Offshore Transmission Operator.