Ofgem opens tender pre qualification for Burbo Bank Extension Ofto

Ofgem has started the tender process for Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) Tender Round Four (TR4). The bidding process will decide who owns the transmission assets of the258MW Burbo Bank Extension wind farm.

Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm will be 32 8MW wind turbines in the Bay of Liverpool and will consist of 32 x 8MW wind turbinesis indirectly owned by Dong Energy (50 per cent), KIRKBI (25 per cent) and PKA (25 per cent).

The transmission system, currently valued at £230.2 million is under construction and will include an offshore substation platform, offshore and onshore AC export cables and an onshore substation. The winner of the current tender will own and operate it.

The tender process is currently at the Enhanced Pre-Qualification stage (EPQ). This will be run through Ofgem’s tendering portal at https://ofgem.bravosolution.co.uk.

For more information, including the tender rules and Enhanced Pre-Qualification Document for Tender Round 4 (TR4) visit Ofgem’s Burbo Bank Extension OFTO tender page. The deadline for EPQ submissions is 6 June 2016.

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