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First power at 1.32GW Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm

The 165-turbine development off the UK's east coast will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm when fully online next year

Hornsea Two will be the world's largest offshore wind farm when fully online (pic: Ørsted)

First power has been delivered from Ørsted’s 1320MW Hornsea Project Two . Once it becomes fully operational in 2022, the 165-turbine, 1.32GW development will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

It lies in the North Sea, 89km off England’s east coast, beside the already operational 1218MW Hornsea Project One .

Patrick Harnett, programme director for Hornsea 2, said: “Achieving first power is an important milestone for the project and a proud moment for the whole team. Constructing a project of this size and scale is only possible through strong collaboration, hard work and dedication. From here, we have the finishing line in sight as we install the remaining turbines and continue testing, commissioning, and energising our wind farm into the new year.”

A further two projects are under development in the Hornsea Zone - 2852MW Hornsea Project Three and 2600MW Hornsea Project Four