EEW secures Hornsea Two monopile contract

UK: Foundation specialist EEW will provide 165 monopiles for the near-1.4GW Hornsea Two project situated 89 kilometres off England's east coast.

EEW's factory in Rostock, Germany

Production is scheduled to start in September 2019, EEW stated, and the 1,386MW project will be completed in 2022.

Developer Ørsted has previously awarded contracts to EEW to provide monopiles for its 258MW Burbo Bank Extension and 183.6MW Walney 2, which are located off the coast of the UK.

EEW is also supplying Ørsted’s 1.2GW Hornsea One and 659MW Walney Extension wind farms, which are also being built in UK waters.

On top of EEW’s monopiles at Hornsea Two will be Siemens Gamesa’s SG-8.0-167 DD turbines, uprated to 8.4MW. The manufacturer finalised the turbine purchase agreement in June 2018.

Ørsted had secured a contract for difference (CfD) worth £57.50/MWh (€64.10/MWh) in the UK’s second auction round, which was held in September 2017.

When completed, Hornsea Two will be world’s largest offshore wind farm.