Town of Bethany Beach Route. 8. Point of interconnection. 9. Construction methodology ... over a period of approximately eight weeks during non-summer season months ...
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Slide 1:The Delaware Offshore Wind Park
Slide 2:Current project status
April 29th MMS Issued Final OCS Regulations June ‘09 Bluewater will receive MMS lease for meteorological tower and all permits by August. Bluewater will submit a bid to Maryland to supply state government agencies with energy from the Delaware project August ‘09 Bluewater will submit OCS lease application with MMS Spring ’10 Bluewater will erect a meteorological tower
Slide 3:Delaware Project
Project Size: 230 - 450 MW (up to 150 turbines) Closest turbine: about 13 highway miles east of Rehoboth Transmission cable: 230kV cable connected to the Indian River substation traveling from the Bethany substation Offshore Construction Start Date: Expected 2013 Completion Date: Expected 2013 – 2014 (depends on project size)
Slide 4:Location of Delaware Project
Slide 5:Typical Offshore Wind Park Layout
Slide 6:230kV Submarine Cable
Slide 7:Town of Bethany Beach Route
Slide 8:Point of interconnection
Slide 9:Construction methodology
In order to minimize disturbance within the intertidal zone, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) will be used to install a 20-inch diameter high density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit for each of the submarine cables Work will be conducted over a period of approximately eight weeks during non-summer season months The HDD will be staged at the onshore end of the conduit and would involve boring from the land end of the conduit toward the offshore end of the conduit located in a cofferdam. Excavation of one or two 8 x 35 foot transition vault(s) would be required
Slide 10:Bluewater remains committed to economic hub in Delaware
Min. $800 million investment Up to 500 local union jobs during construction, $90 - $180 million in direct wages Up to 780 indirect jobs $238 million in GDP for Delaware (2 yr. const.) $38.5 million in transmission line upgrades $7.2 million direct economic impact for the Port of Wilmington $16.2 million is comprised of $10.8 million land lease cost with Port Contractors and $5.4 million for fees, labor and rental charges within Port of Wilmington gates.$16.2 million is comprised of $10.8 million land lease cost with Port Contractors and $5.4 million for fees, labor and rental charges within Port of Wilmington gates.
Slide 11:Next Steps
Continue exploration of alternate routes in parallel to investigating the Garfield Pkwy. route Understand what additional information Bluewater Wind should provide to the Town of Bethany Obtain confirmation that Garfield route is feasible or not by August ‘09
Slide 12:Thank You