Consultation on the worlds potentially biggest offshore wind farm

We are starting consultation as part of the planning process for the Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm, which has a maximum capacity of 2.4 gigawatts (GW). 

About Hornsea Project Three
Located to the east of Hornsea Project One and Hornsea Project Two.
Spans a huge area of approximately 696 square kilometres – over 17 times the size of Norwich. 

About Hornsea Project One and Two

Early February, we announced a final investment decision on the construction of the 1.2 GW Hornsea Project One. This wind farm will be capable of powering well over one million UK homes. Hornsea Project One will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm when it becomes operational, expectedly in 2020. 
The examination phase of the application for a consent has recently been finalised for the Hornsea Project Two. The project is currently awaiting a decision from the Secretary of State in June 2016.
If built out to full capacity, Hornsea Project Three will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, powering over two million UK homes. 

Hornsea Project Three is located approximately 120 kilometres from the Yorkshire coast - within the previous Hornsea zone boundary. The Hornsea zone has now been split into four areas allocated for offshore wind farm development.

Committed to the offshore wind industry

Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy UK’s Country Chairman, said:

“Hornsea Project Three is a huge infrastructure project which, if built out to full capacity, will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, potentially twice the size of Hornsea Project One. Cheshire continued:

“Moving forward with consultation for Hornsea Project Three really underlines our commitment to the UK offshore wind industry. In the UK, we’ve already invested around GBP 5 billion in offshore wind, and we have a number of important projects under construction and in our pipeline.”

Hornsea Project Three is now seeking to enter the planning process with a consent application expected to be submitted in 2018. If successful, construction of the offshore wind farm is anticipated to take place between 2022 and 2025. 
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