The Hornsea Two project, located 89 km off the coast of Yorkshire in the North Sea and adjacent to Hornsea one, will soon become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
Hornsea Two will be located in an offshore area of 462 square kilometers and will be fully operational in 2022.
The Hornsea Two has 165 Siemens Giemsa 8-megawatt turbines with a capacity of more than 1.3 gigawatts and will power more than 1.3 million homes.
The first electricity in the Hornsea Two was obtained after its offshore installation in late October 2022.
139 of the wind farm’s 165 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW wind turbines have now been installed, and all of the wind farms inter-array cables are now in place
Along with the 165 wind turbines, Hornsea Two also comprises an offshore substation, and a reactive compensation station (RCS).
That accolade, Danish energy firm Orsted says, is currently held by Hornsea 1, the “sibling project” of Hornsea 2. “Together, the two projects will be capable of providing enough power for well over 2.3 million homes,” Orsted said.
In a statement issued alongside the company’s announcement, Patrick Harnett, senior programme director for Hornsea 2, said: “From here, we have the finishing line in sight as we install the remaining turbines and continue testing, commissioning, and energising our wind farm into the new year.”