A wind farm powering more than a million homes is to be built off the East Yorkshire coast. Developer Dong Energy said it had made the final investment decision to build the Hornsea Project One.
BBC 3rd Feb 2016 read more »
The 1.2GW Hornsea project will be made up of 7MW wind turbines, the largest generally available, each more than 190m high, which is taller than the Gherkin building in the City of London. Dong is planning to have them built at a factory in Hull owned by Siemens, the German industrial giant, but it is uncertain whether all of them will come from there. The green light for the Hornsea wind farm is also a boost to three other mooted offshore wind farms that are in the offing: Neart na Gaoithe and Beatrice One in Scotland, and East Anglia One. Offshore wind has had a chequered history in the UK. It is more problematic than onshore wind because it requires bigger and more robust turbines, and has higher levels of maintenance and much greater installation costs than onshore wind Rising costs caused problems for the London Array, which was at the time the biggest offshore wind farm to be built.
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Consumers are set to fork out an extra £4 billion through their energy bills to help to fund the construction of the world’s biggest offshore wind farm. Map The 174-turbine Hornsea Project One, 75 miles from Grimsby, will stretch across a 400 sq km area and will be big enough to power a million homes. Each of its turbines will stand 623ft tall and will be placed in relatively shallow water depths of between 23 metres and 36 metres. The developer of the 1.2-gigawatt project, Dong Energy, an oil and gas producer 74 per cent-owned by the Danish government, gave the project final investment approval yesterday and said that it would be fully operational by 2020.
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