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18 August 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

The world’s largest offshore windfarm, Hornsea Project Two, has received development consent from Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark.

When complete, the windfarm will deliver up to 1,800 megawatts of low carbon electricity to around 1.8 million UK homes.

Clark believes the windfarm would create up to 1,960 construction jobs and 580 operational and maintenance jobs. If built to the full capacity, the investment would total around £6 billion. He said: "The UK’s offshore wind industry has grown at an extraordinary rate over the last few years. It is a fundamental part of our plans to build a clean, affordable, secure energy system."

Located approximately 89km off the Yorkshire coast, the windfarm will comprise up to 300 wind turbines and will connect to the grid at North Killingholme in North Lincolnshire.

"The government is making £730 million of financial support available for renewable electricity generation this Parliament. We expect 10GW of offshore wind installed by the end of this decade and could see up to 10GW of new offshore wind in the 2020s as costs come down," said Clark.

Picture: The world’s largest offshore windfarm, Hornsea Project Two, has received development consent

 

Article written by Robin Snow | Published 18 August 2016

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