Wind Power

02 Jun 2021

First Turbine Erected at World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

02 Jun 2021  by Ørsted   
Once completed in 2022, Hornsea Two will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm generating 1.4GW of clean power. The first step has been made by installing the first turbine now.

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Located 89km from shore and adjacent to the current world’s largest offshore wind farm Hornsea One, the sister site will take over the acclaimed title once completed in 2022. With enough capacity to provide power for over 1.3 million homes in the UK, Hornsea Two could supply every household in Greater Manchester with green energy, developer Ørsted said.

The first load out of turbines left the port of Hull earlier this week via the installation vessel Sea Challenger, equipped with components for four individual turbines, including the new 81 meter long blades which have been manufactured at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s blade factory in Hull.

Patrick Harnett, Senior Programme Director for Hornsea Two at Ørsted said: “I am incredibly proud of the way our teams have worked collaboratively during this difficult time to ensure that our plans for installation were able to go ahead as planned."

The completed array will see 165 8MW Siemens turbines installed offshore, each standing 200 meters above sea level, with a swept diameter of 167 meters. One turbine alone would provide enough energy for 160,000 hour-long video conferences.

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