Offshore wind giant Orsted is understood to be looking at the possibility of adding an additional 180 turbines off the coat of Yorkshire with a new wind farm.
The Danish firm, who already have some of the “wold’s largest” offshore wind projects already in the pipeline, confirmed it is examining the seabed for the Hornsea Four development.
Orsted announced its Hornsea One project – currently under construction – had hit the 100 turbine mark last month.
It is due to be commissioned in 2020.
Hornsea Two has also started construction and Hornsea Three is currnetly waiting from consent from the UK Department of Bunsiess, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
A community consultation to discuss the Hornsea Four plans opens today, running until September 23.
If commissioned, it’s anticipated construction would start in 2023 with first electricity in 2027.
Jamie Baldwin, project development manager at Orsted, said: “The UK has world-leading capabilities in offshore wind. By 2030, one third of British electricity is set to be produced by offshore wind power and Orsted is at the forefront of this green energy revolution.
“As the global leader in offshore wind, we take our responsibilities to the communities in which we build and operate our projects very seriously.”
Orsted reported marginal gains in profit in its 2019 half-year finaicial report, but overall busniess revenues were down for the firm.
The Danish company made a pre-tax profit of £614 million for H1 2019, and increase from £608m in 2019.
But revenues were down for the busniess, dropping from £4.7 billion for the first period last year to £4.1 billion for the same period in 2019.