Hornsea Project One: Ørsted starts offshore construction on the world’s largest wind farm

Danish energy giant Ørsted has started construction work on the world’s biggest wind farm, it said today, with the first monopiles now installed at the North Sea site off the coast of Yorkshire.

When it is up and running in 2020, the project’s 1.2GW of capacity is expected to deliver enough green electricity to power more than one million homes.

“After years of planning and preparation it is fantastic to see the initial stages of offshore construction begin,” Duncan Clark, the Hornsea Project One’s programme director, said in a statement. “My thanks to the teams working day and night on this significant milestone.”

Alongside the installation of the 174 monopiles, Ørsted is also at work laying the subsea cables and electricity substation for the site.

Hornsea Project One will be followed by Hornsea Project Two, a 1.3GW wind farm which Ørsted took a final investment decision in last September, after winning a government subsidy contract in the latest auction round.

Source: Business Green