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Smart Wind submits plans for Hornsea 2

UK: Smart Wind, the consortium developing the Hornsea zone in the English North Sea, has submitted an application to the Planning Inspectorate for the second stage of the project.

Hornsea 2 marked out within the Hornsea zone
Hornsea 2 marked out within the Hornsea zone

Project 2 will hold up to 360 turbines with a maximum total capacity of 1.8GW. This consists of two smaller projects, Breesea and Optimus Wind.

Smart Wind said it expected a decision from the energy minister by mid-2016. 

In December, UK energy minister Ed Davey gave consent for the construction of the 1.2GW Hornsea 1. An online date of 2019 has been proposed.

The project can now proceed to construction, although this is still dependent on the final investment decision. Smart Wind is made up of Siemens, Dong Energy and Mainstream Renewable Power.

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