World’s largest offshore wind farm to be located in UK


World’s largest offshore wind farm to be located in UK

UK onshore wind turbines, wind farm and wind industry uncertain

 
DONG Energy will be building a 1.2GW offshore wind farm just off the coast of Yorkshire, which will be capable of powering over 1 million UK homes.
 
The new wind farm called Hornsea Project One will be the largest offshore wind farm and will take up 407 square kilometers and consist of 7MG wind turbines each one being 190m tall.
 
DONG Energy UK’s Country Chairman, Brent Cheshire said:
 
“Hornsea Project One is a world-leading infrastructure project being built right here in the UK. It is ground-breaking and innovative, powering more homes than any offshore wind farm currently in operation.
 
“We are making a major financial investment to construct this giant wind farm and this underlines our commitment to the UK market. Hornsea Project One will support the supply chain and help create local jobs. To have the world’s biggest ever offshore wind farm located off the Yorkshire coast is hugely significant, and highlights the vital role offshore wind will play in the UK’s need for new low-carbon energy.”
 
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd said:
 
“Thanks to Government support the UK is the world leader in offshore wind energy and this success story is going from strength to strength. DONG Energy’s investment shows that we are open for business and is a vote of confidence in the UK and in our plan to tackle the legacy of under-investment and build an energy infrastructure fit for the 21st century.
 
“This project means secure, clean energy for the country, jobs and financial security for working people and their families, and more skills and growth boosting the Northern Powerhouse”.
 
The Hornsea Project One wind farm is expected to be operational by 2020.
 

Posted By Sally on March 10, 2016 | 0 Comment

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