Construction firm Balfour Beatty has today announced that it will build the substation for the 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Hornsea Two offshore wind development.
The firm are already working on the Hornsea One project in a similar capacity under agreement with Danish wind developer Orsted.
Based on England’s north-east coast, the onshore substation should be completed in 2020.
Duncan Clark, project director for Hornsea One and Two, said: “We’re delighted that Balfour Beatty will continue to work with us on these huge offshore wind farm projects.
“Having already constructed onshore substations for three of our other projects, this contract continues the long-term partnership between Orsted and Balfour Beatty.
Thomas Edgcumbe, Balfour Beatty managing director for the North and Midlands, added: “Having recently completed works to Hornsea 1, this award is testament to the long-standing relationship we have built with Orsted over the past few years.
“We’re proud to continue this momentum, and look forward to successfully and safely delivering the substation; providing clean power to millions of homes across the UK.”