Denmark’s Dong Energy has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm offshore UK.
Hornsea Project Two will become the world’s biggest wind farm with a capacity of 1,386MW, surpassing the 1,200MW Hornsea Project One which is currently under construction. The project will be built 89 km off the Yorkshire coast and is expected to be operational from 2022.
“We’re delighted to be awarded a Contract for Difference for Hornsea Project Two, which is another important step towards fulfilling our vision of making offshore wind the most competitive form of electricity generation,” said Samuel Leupold, executive vice president and CEO of wind power at Dong Energy.
“This is a breakthrough moment for offshore wind in the UK and a massive step forward for the industry. Not only will Hornsea Project Two provide low cost, clean energy to the UK, it will also deliver high quality jobs and another huge boost to the UK supply chain,” commented Matthew Wright, managing director for Dong Energy UK.
Dong Energy has also started the consultation process for Hornsea Project Three, which would see the entire project reach a total offshore wind capacity of 11-12GW by 2025.