World’s largest offshore windfarm gets planning go-ahead

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
Share

The world’s largest offshore windfarm to be built off the Yorkshire coast has received Government development consent.

Hornsea_P2 wind energy

 

The Hornsea Project Two offshore windfarm will create nearly 2,000 construction jobs and 580 operational and maintenance jobs.

If built to the full capacity, the investment would total around £6bn providing a great opportunity for economic growth in the Humber region and beyond.

When complete, it will power around 1.8m UK homes.

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said: “The UK’s offshore wind industry has grown at an extraordinary rate over the last few years, and is a fundamental part of our plans to build a clean, affordable, secure energy system.”

Located 90km off the Yorkshire coast, the windfarm will comprise up to 300 wind turbines and will connect to the grid at North Killingholme in North Lincolnshire.

DONG Energy’s SMartWind is behind the huge project.

Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy’s UK country chairman, said: “Development consent for Hornsea Project Two is very welcome. We have already invested £6bn in the UK, and Hornsea Project Two provides us with another exciting development opportunity in offshore wind.”

Latest news

BAM plans another round of construction redundancies

Second round of redundancies in four months
8 hours ago

Ray O’Rourke steps down as chief executive

Son Cathal O’Rourke to head the Laing O'Rourke Group as new CEO
1 day ago

ARJ Construction went down owing £9m to supply chain

Unsecured creditors can expect some money back for unpaid invoices
14 hours ago

CBRE and T&T to combine project management arms

New $3bn revenue PM giant employs 20,000 staff in over 60 countries.
23 hours ago

Multiplex starts London 36-storey ‘hanging gardens’ tower

Piling starts on Square Mile's £400m 50 Fenchurch Street tower
2 days ago

Eastern Green Link 1 looking for local suppliers

Subcontractors wanted for electrical superhighway scheme
14 hours ago

Caddick wins £10m Manchester college extension

Loreto Sixth Form College in Hulme to get new three-storey building
13 hours ago

Green insulation firm buys flooring contractor

Energystore acquires Advanced Traditional Screeding
14 hours ago

Birmingham to pick five firms for £265m homes retrofit plan

Firms to be charged annual fee to cover Council cost of promoting energy efficiency
2 days ago

Arup and Binnies to design Abingdon reservoir

Embankment trial will help consultants to draw up £1.5bn reservoir design
2 days ago

Subdued market sees profit warning from SIG

Insulation and building products supplier pushes back timing for market turnaround
2 days ago

Developer CLS to advance major new Vauxhall scheme

Citadel Place scheme will consist of 400 student rooms and 200 flats
2 days ago

Tarmac trials electric tipper truck

Pioneering EV tipper being put through its paces
2 days ago

Changing of the guard at HBF

Long-standing Chief Executive Stewart Baseley steps back to become chairman
2 days ago

Early bond release key to averting industry surety crisis

Contractors must put pressure on clients to release bonds promptly
5 days ago

Over 1000 building safety cladding retrofits completed

25% of safety retrofits finished seven years after Grenfell disaster
5 days ago

Steel import delays make Rangers miss kick-off

Construction work at Ibrox will not be finished by start of next season
5 days ago

Lidl looking for new contractors for store building plans

Sign up for events in Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham and Southampton
5 days ago

Utility firm GTC revs up for ground source heat pump era

Contractor and heat pump maker strikes ground-breaking deal
5 days ago

Amey switches kit supplier to Speedy from HSS

New plant and equipment hire deal worth £25m a year
5 days ago

Clients under spotlight after bond bombshell

Contractors call for action to avoid project delays
6 days ago

M&E specialist Lorne Stewart falls into the red

Parent group suffers £2.8m loss in face of cost inflation and insolvencies
6 days ago

Four men rushed to hospital after site accident

Eye-witnesses report a wall was knocked over on Edinburgh site
6 days ago

World’s tallest scissor lift set for UK sites

Hire Safe Solutions partners with Dingli to supply lift with working height of 37 metres
6 days ago

Barhale wins £36m East London sewer remediation

Northern Outfall Sewer in West Ham runs above railway lines in the city
6 days ago

Weston Homes thumbs-up for £220m Essex homes scheme

Colchester 600-home Viridis scheme gains outline consent
6 days ago

Balfour seals £192m deal for trio of Scottish substations

Work to start this summer to enhance electrical transmission in Argyll
7 days ago

Construction bond bombshell as major player quits market

QBE currently provides cover for 20 of the industry's 30 biggest contractors
7 days ago

United Utilities names another 18 winners for £2.7bn water spend

Water giant cuts out large management contractors in latest spending round
1 week ago

Green light for £130m Dundee Eden project

Former gasholder site to be transformed into green house
7 days ago

Contractor services