Ørsted begins construction on ‘world’s biggest wind farm’

Foundations for a turbine on Hornsea Project One.
Foundations for a turbine on Hornsea Project One.

Construction is underway at the Hornsea Project One development, soon to be the biggest wind farm in the world.

174 supporting monopile’s have already been installed by Ørsted at the Hornsea Project One site, 74 miles off the coast of Yorkshire.

Upon completion the project will surpass the London Array offshore wind farm to become the world’s largest, generating enough energy to power over one million homes.

GeoSea are carrying out the installation phase via their Innovation installation vessel.

Duncan Clark, programme director for the project, said: “After years of planning it is fantastic to see the initial stages of offshore construction begin. My thanks to the teams working day and night on this significant milestone.

“Onshore, we are continuing to construct the East Coast Hub which will serve as an operations and maintenance base for our existing wind farms in the area and both Hornsea Project One, and Project Two which we took a final investment decision on last year.

“These wind farms will not only greatly contribute to the UK’s goal of decarbonising our energy system, they are also bringing jobs and investment to Grimsby and the North East.”