Hornsea Two Onshore Substation Works Underway

Ørsted and Balfour Beatty have broken ground on the onshore substation for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm.

Balfour Beatty is in charge of enabling works for the wind farm's onshore substation to ensure the site preparation is underway in good time, avoiding future schedule pressures, a spokesperson from Ørsted told OffshoreWIND.

The main contract for onshore substation works is planned to be awarded later this year, the spokesperson said.

In 2015, Balfour Beatty won a GBP 25 million contract to construct a high-voltage onshore substation for Hornsea Project One.

According to the spokesperson, the first phase of the site integration testing has commenced and works are on schedule to make connection to the national grid this summer.

In September 2017, the Hornsea Project Two received a Contract for Difference for 1,386MW. The wind farm will feature 174 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines installed some 89km from the Yorkshire coast, UK.

Once operational in 2022, it will be the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, leapfrogging the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One, currently being constructed 120km offshore Yorkshire.

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