(NS)Wind Farm

Wind Farms
Wind Farm Example.jpg
Layer Info
Category Activities
Sub-Category Energy
Energy Type Green
Editable Yes
Geometry Type Polygon
DataOwner Unknown
Bathymetry Min 0m
Bathymetry Max -150m
Production Min x MWh/KM2
Production Max x MWh/KM2
Resource Required Wind Speed
Type x


Offshore wind power or offshore wind energy is the use of wind farms constructed in bodies of water, usually in the ocean on the continental shelf, to harvest wind energy to generate electricity. Higher wind speeds are available offshore compared to on land, so offshore wind power’s contribution in terms of electricity supplied is higher, and NIMBY opposition to construction is usually much weaker. Unlike the typical usage of the term "offshore" in the marine industry, offshore wind power includes inshore water areas such as lakes, fjords and sheltered coastal areas, utilizing traditional fixed-bottom wind turbine technologies, as well as deeper-water areas utilizing floating wind turbines.


MSP Challenge

Within the MSP Challenge Game Wind Farms are used to produce green energy, the production amount is calculated based on the maximum amount of energy that can be produced in the designated area.

Placement Restrictions

The placement restrictions decide whether the overlap of spatial elements causes:

Errors - Impossible to place these layers on top of each other due to physical limitation.

Warnings - Warnings that it should be done, but wont stop the placement.

Error Warning
Country x
Shipping Lane x
IMO Route x
Port x
Anchorage x

Type Overview

The Wind Farm layer has "To Be Defined" types, this overview shows the core information, for further info you can navigate to the type using the InfoBox on the General Information tab.

Bathymetry Min Bathymetry Max Production per KM2
Type x x m x m x MW/km2

Pressure on Ecology

The ecological pressures are scaled on a level from 0 to 1, with 0 having none, and 1 having the maximal impact on that pressure.

State Artificial Substrate Noise Surface Disturbance Bottom Disturbance
Under construction 0.4 0.8 0.5 0.6
In production 0.4 0.1 0.1

Energy Calculation

The energy production is calculated using the following algorithm: N/A

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