Orsted get Crown Estate approval for Race Bank extension

Picture courtesy of Orsted .
Picture courtesy of Orsted .

Danish wind developer Orsted has announced it has received approval from the Crown Estate to progress the Race Bank Windfarm extension.

The current Race Bank development generates enough energy to power over half a million homes from 573 megawatts (MW) capacity.

The extension deal would look to double capacity at the site by generating an additional 573 MW of power.

The Race Bank development is based of the coast of North Norfolk.

Matthew Wright, UK managing director for Orsted, said: “Race Bank Extension is a great addition to our pipeline of development projects in the UK. We already have 11 operational UK offshore wind farms, generating enough green electricity to power over 3 million homes.

“Offshore wind can be the backbone of our energy system and securing another potential project underlines Orsted’s continued commitment to the UK’s energy transition.

“The current Race Bank project, featuring the first ever turbine blades to be manufactured in Hull, is already generating enough green electricity for half a million homes, and this extension could add further capacity to our operation on the east coast.”

Race Bank Extension is a joint venture between Orsted (70%), Green Investment Group (17.5%) and Sumitomo Corporation (12.5%).