Offshore Project Progress -- 18 December

EUROPE: Recent project updates from Dong's Hornsea Zone, ScottishPower Renewable's East Anglia Zone, and defeat for Donald Trump in Scotland.

Installation of foundations at RWE Innogy's Nordsee One site has begun
Installation of foundations at RWE Innogy's Nordsee One site has begun

Hornsea One

Substation contractor: Dong Energy has appointed Balfour Beatty to build Hornsea Project One's onshore substation.

It will be sited at North Killingholme, North Lincolnshire, eastern England and serve the 1.2GW wind project.

Balfour Beatty expects to begin construction work in January 2016.

Dong acquired the development rights for the 4GW Hornsea Zone from the Smart Wind consortium in August. 15-Dec-15


East Anglia Three

Application submission: The UK government's Planning Inspectorate has accepted ScottishPower Renewables' application for 1.2GW East Anglia Three for examination.

The project would comprise up to 172 turbines in a 305 square kilometre area of the North Sea off England's east coast.

If it is approved, it could come online from 2023.

The project was initially a 50/50 joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall until the two developers decided to split the zone and develop projects individually. 15-Dec-15


Nordsee One

Foundation installation: The first of Nordsee One's 54 foundations was installed by GeoSea from the Innovation on 15 December 2015, ahead of schedule, in the German North Sea.

Installation of the Ambau-manufactured monopiles will continue into 2016, with the 332MW project due for completion in 2017.

The project is being developed by Northland Power (85%) and RWE Innogy (15%).

Northland Power and RWE Innogy reached financial close on the €1.2 billion, 332MW Nordsee 1 project in March 2015. 16-Dec-15



Challenge rejected: Donald Trump's third challenge to Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) has been defeated.

A panel of UK Supreme Court judges backed the Scottish Government, which gave the go-ahead to the 11-turbine project in 2013.

The EOWDC is planned for a site off Aberdeen, northeast Scotland and would be visible from the controversial property tycoon's luxury Scottish golf resort. 16-Dec-15


Hornsea Two

Examination completed: The UK government's Planning Inspectorate has completed its examination of the application for Hornsea Project Two.

A report and recommendation will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by 16 March 2016, who will then have a further three months to make a permitting decision on the 1.8GW project.

The application was accepted for examination in February 2015.

It is being developed by Dong Energy, at a North Sea site off the UK's east coast. 16-Dec-15


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