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Second phase of world’s biggest offshore windfarm receives approval

17 Aug 2016
The UK government has approved plans for the world’s biggest offshore windfarm, located 55 miles off Grimsby coast, to be expanded to an area five times the size of Hull. 

The Hornsea Project Two will involve the installation of 300 turbines, which are expected to deliver 1,800MW of electricity to 1.8 million UK homes.

Dong Energy’s multibillion-pound project will create 1,960 construction jobs and 580 operational and maintenance jobs, according to UK ministers. 

Huub den Rooijen, director of energy, minerals and infrastructure at the crown estate, said: “Offshore wind is already on course to meet 10% of the UK’s electricity demand by 2020. Major developments of Hornsea Project Two’s scale will pave the way for its continued growth alongside driving down costs, creating high-value jobs, and supporting the UK’s transition to a low-carbon energy supply.”

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