An offshore wind project which could support up to 900 jobs and millions of pounds of investment has been given the go-ahead.
The Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A and B wind project will include up to 400 wind turbines around 130 kilometre off the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire.
With a maximum capacity of 2400MW it will generate enough electricity to power almost two million homes once built.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said: “This is another great boost for Yorkshire and Humberside. This development has the potential to support hundreds of green jobs and power up to 2 million homes.
“Making the most of Britain’s home grown energy is creating jobs and businesses in the UK, getting the best deal for consumers and reducing our reliance on foreign imports. Wind power is vital to this plan, with £14.5 billion invested since 2010 into an industry which supports 35,400 jobs.”
Almost half of the costs associated with building and operating a wind farm are spent buying services and products from UK businesses. This is one of the largest investments in the Humberside area in the last 50 years and clearly demonstrates that the UK is the leading market for the sector.