Offshore construction begins for Hornsea Project One


Offshore construction has now begun at what’s going to become the world’s biggest windfarm, Hornsea Project One, located 120km off of the Yorkshire coast.

A total of 174 monopiles have been installed to begin, according to developer ?rsted.

When operational in 2020, the wind farm will produce enough power for more than a million homes.

The installation will be accomplished by GeoSea’s installation vessel, Innovation. It can carry as many as 4 monopiles at any given time. Each are 65m long, weighs around 800t possesses a diameter of 8.1m.

The Innovation vessel will then also be used to put most of the transition pieces for your project, plus in March will be accompanied by A2Sea’s vessel Sea Installer to continue with transition piece installation.

Duncan Clark, programme director for any project, said: “After years of planning it is fantastic to determine the initial stages of offshore construction begin.

“Onshore, we have been continuing to make the Colonial Hub that could be an operations and maintenance base for our existing wind farms in your neighborhood and both Hornsea Project One, and Project Two which we took one final investment decision on last year.

“These wind farms won’t just greatly give rise to great britain’s goal of decarbonising our energy system, they’re also bringing jobs and investment to Grimsby and also the North East.”


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