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Ørsted completes foundations installation at Hornsea Two offshore wind farm

When it comes online next year, Ørsted’s 1,386MW offshore wind farm in UK waters will become the world’s largest

Weighing around 8,000 tonnes, the AC offshore substation for Hornsea Two is the world’s largest (pic: Ørsted)
Weighing around 8,000 tonnes, the AC offshore substation for Hornsea Two is the world’s largest (pic: Ørsted)

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All of Hornsea Two’s 165 foundations have been installed, alongside the project’s offshore substation (OSS).

It paves the way for installation of the remaining third of the SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, at the 462km2 North Sea project site, 89km off Yorkshire, eastern England.

Ørsted’s 1386MW Hornsea Project Two Hornsea Project Two (1386MW) Offshoreoff Yorkshire, UK, Europe Click to see full details will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm once it becomes operational in 2022. 

Weighing about 8,000 tonnes, the OSS is also the world’s largest AC offshore substation. Installation of all 390km of export cable has also been completed recently.

Duncan Clark, head of UK region for Ørsted, said: “Hornsea Two will become our 13th offshore wind farm in the UK and once it’s operational Ørsted will be supplying over 7% of Britain’s electricity”. It might also become the focus of a green hydrogen project.

Meanwhile, Germany's federal maritime agency BSH has approved Ørsted’s 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 Borkum Riffgrund 3 (900MW) Offshorenorth-west of Borkum, Germany, Europe Click to see full details project, planned to feature 83 11MW turbines, at the North Sea project site, north-west of the island of Borkum.

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