Ofgem Selects Hornsea One OFTO Preferred Bidder

Ofgem has selected Diamond Transmission Partners as the preferred bidder for the offshore transmission of the Hornsea Project One wind farm in the UK.

The consortium of Mitsubishi Corporation and Chubu Electric Power now has to resolve certain matters before becoming a successful bidder.

Diamond Transmission Partners has to establish the necessary arrangements to provide offshore transmission services for the wind farm, including having all relevant contractual, funding, regulatory and operational arrangements ready for the transfer of the transmission assets and the grant of the offshore transmission license.

Additionally, it has to put in place a bilateral agreement with the holder of a coordination license to provide the transmission services, to accede to the System Operator – Transmission Owner Code, as well as resolve any other matters which the authority determines are necessary for the project

Hornsea Project One comprises 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines installed some 120km off Yorkshire. The 1.2GW project was commissioned in January when it became the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

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