Each wind turbine is designed to run for approximately 6000 hours each year over 20 years. By comparison, the design lifetime of a car engine is 20 times less, i.e. only one year if the car is set to run 4,000 to 6,000 hours.
Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm
The Burbo Bank
Extension was awarded in May 2010 and will have an estimated capacity of up to
210 MW. The proposed wind farm will cover an area of 40 km2.