DONG debuts Westermost Rough

OE Staff
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

DONG Energy inaugurated its Westermost Rough offshore wind farm last month on 1 July 2015.

Westermost Rough is located 8km from the Holderness coast, approximately 25km north of Spurn Head at the River Humber estuary.

Westermost Rough is capable of generating up to 210 MW of electricity – enough to meet the annual electricity demands of well over 150,000 UK homes. It is the first offshore wind farm to make commercial use of the Siemens 6MW wind turbine, with each of the 35 turbines in use taller than the Humber Bridge.

Cables bring the power ashore on the Holderness Coast north of Withernsea and into the national grid at the Westermost Rough onshore substation on Staithes Road, Hedon outside Hull.

Westermost Rough is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners Marubeni Corp. (25%) and the UK Green Investment Bank plc (25%).

Last week, DONG acquired the Hornsea zone and the project rights to Hornsea Project Two and Three, which have the potential of 3 gigawatts (GW) offshore wind capacity.

Read more:

DONG acquires Hornsea, project rights

Categories: Europe Renewables Offshore Wind

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