Ørsted said its Hornsea Two offshore windfarm has seen its first significant infrastructure installed offshore
The company said the first 4,800-tonne jacket foundation has been installed in its final position for the site’s offshore substation.
Ørsted senior programme director for Hornsea Two Patrick Harnett said ”We are delighted to announce that we have now officially commenced our offshore construction for Hornsea Two with the installation of our offshore substation and reactor compensation jackets.
"Through a remarkable feat of engineering together with our partners, we have overcome covid challenges and are on track for fabricating the world’s largest AC offshore substation, which will be supported by this gigantic steel structure."
Six weeks ago, 10,000 tonnes of steel framework for the windfarm’s pin piles, reactor compensation and offshore substation jackets sailed from Batam in Indonesia to the UK.
Last month, the company launched Wind of Hope, the windfarm’s service operation vessel which will operate from Ørsted’s east coast operations and maintenance facility at the port of Grimsby beginning in 2021 and will support the Hornsea Two offshore windfarm, providing accommodation for up to 64 windfarm technicians.
When fully operational in 2022, Hornsea Two is expected to have a capacity of 1.4 GW and provide power to more than 1.3M homes. Located approximately 89 km off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea, Hornsea Two will span an offshore area of 462 km² and make landfall at Horseshoe Point.
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