Wednesday, August 17, 2016
We have welcomed the decision of the Secretary of State for Energy to grant development consent for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm, located 89 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast.
Hornsea Project Two will have a capacity of up to 1.8 gigawatts
(GW) and will consist of up to 300 turbines. It could meet the
electricity needs of approximately 1.6 million UK homes per
Hornsea Project Two is being developed by SMartWind, owned by
The Development Consent Order (DCO) was approved by Greg Clark
MP at the recommendation of the Planning Inspectorate, and covers
the entire project including the turbines, foundations, offshore
and onshore substations, array cables and export cables.
Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy's UK Country Chairman, said:
"Development consent for Hornsea Project Two is very welcome. We
have already invested £6 billion in the UK, and Hornsea Project Two
provides us with another exciting development opportunity in
"Hornsea Project Two is a huge potential infrastructure project
which could provide enough green energy to power 1.6 million UK
homes. A project of this size will help in our efforts to continue
reducing the cost of electricity from offshore wind and shows our
commitment to investing in the UK."
Huub den Rooijen, Head of Offshore Wind at The Crown Estate,
"Offshore wind is already on course to meet 10% of the UK's
electricity demand by 2020. Major developments of Hornsea Project
Two's scale will pave the way for its continued growth alongside
driving down costs, creating high value jobs, and supporting the
UK's transition to a low carbon energy supply."
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