DONG consults on Hornsea Three

May 5, 2016

DONG Energy has started consultation on its 2.4GW Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea.

If built out to full capacity, Hornsea Project Three would be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, capable of powering over 2 million UK homes, says DONG.

Following consultation, DONG hopes to submit a consent application expected in 2018, which, if succsesful, would pave the way for construction between 2022 and 2025.

Hornsea Project Three is about 120km from the Yorkshire coast and is within the previous Hornsea zone boundary, east of Hornsea Project One and Hornsea Project Two, and spanning some 696sq km.

The Hornsea zone has now been split into four areas allocated for offshore wind farm development: Hornsea Project One, Hornsea Project Two, Hornsea Project Three and Hornsea Project Four.

DONG Energy recently announced that it has taken a final investment decision to build the 1.2 GW Hornsea Project One, which will be capable of powering well over 1 million UK homes. Hornsea Project One will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm when it becomes operational, which is expected to be in 2020.

Hornsea Project Two has recently finished the examination phase of the application for a consent, and awaits a decision from the Secretary of State in June 2016.

Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy UK’s Country Chairman, said: “Hornsea Project Three is a huge infrastructure project which, if built out to full capacity, would be the world’s largest offshore wind farm and potentially twice the size of Hornsea Project One.

“Moving forward with consultation for Hornsea Project Three really underlines our commitment to the UK offshore wind industry. We have already invested around £5 billion in the UK on offshore wind and we have a number of important future projects under construction and in our pipeline.”

 


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