Actually, Ørsted is currently commissioning the offshore wind farm Hornsea 1 in the North Sea approximately 120 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast in the UK. Here, each wind turbine has a capacity three times that of a wind turbine at Horns Rev 2, and the wind farm will have a total capacity of 1,218MW, making Hornsea 1 the largest offshore wind farm in the world once it’s ready for production at the end of 2019.
Facts about Horns Rev 2
As follow-up on a broad political agreement in the Danish Parliament, the political basis for the construction of two offshore wind farms of 200MW each was ensured in 2004 and, after screening rounds, it was decided to place one of them at Horns Rev. Following a call for tenders, Ørsted was awarded the right to construct Horns Rev 2 in 2005, and four years later, the wind farm’s 91 wind turbines, which have a total production capacity of 209MW, could supply renewable energy equivalent to the annual power consumption of 200,000 Danish households.
Horns Rev 2 was the world’s largest offshore wind farm at its inauguration in 2009. The wind farm is located in the North Sea, 30 kilometres west of Blåvandshuk on the Danish west coast. Horns Rev 2’s operation and maintenance organisation with approximately 40 employees is based in Esbjerg.