World’s largest wind farm gets green light
Business and energy secretary Greg Clark has given the go-ahead to the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
If it is built to the full capacity, the investment would total about £6bn. Hornsea Project Two will deliver up to 1,800MW of low carbon electricity, serving about 1.8 million UK homes.
Up to 1,960 construction jobs are expected to be created in building the wind farm, followed by 580 operational and maintenance jobs.
The decision was made on the merits of the scheme based on a report and recommendation from the Planning Inspectorate.
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.
“Britain is a global leader in offshore wind, and we’re determined to be one of the leading destinations for investment in renewable energy, which means jobs and economic growth right across the country.”
The wind farm will be located approximately 89km off the Yorkshire coast and will comprise up to 300 wind turbines, connected to the grid at North Killingholme in North Lincolnshire.
- Click here to return to the previous page
- Subscribe to our free construction newsletters
- Buy & Sell Construction Plant Machinery online with TCiTrader.co.uk. Find new, used & reconditioned Construction Equipment. Click here to view Construction Equipment Classifieds.
Download our free construction news iPhone / iPad app. Sign up to our FREE email newsletters or subscribe to our RSS feed for regular updates on the latest Construction News, Plant News, Contract News & Supplier News. The Construction Index also provides the latest Construction Tenders, Construction Market Data & Construction Law Commentary all FREE.
This article was published on 17 Aug 2016 (last updated on 17 Aug 2016).