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Turbine spins at Hornsea One m

Power News - Published on Mon, 18 Feb 2019

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The first Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbine is spinning at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, off the coast of the UK. The project is owned by Danish offshore wind giant 0rsted, and is located 120km off the Yorkshire coast. The 1.2GW wind farm is poised to be the world’s largest array when commissioned in 2020.

When commissioned in 2020, it will power more than 1 million homes. Each of the 174 turbines has a rotor diameter of 154m and a rated capacity of 7MW. The first turbine, F18, was installed earlier this week, using Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Bold Tern. Load out of components was completed at Alexandra Dock in the Port of Hull.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier was awarded a contract for the works in May 2016. It is responsible for the installation of approximately half of the turbines, with A2SEA to install the remainder.

Turbine foundation installation is also underway at the site, and is being completed by GeoSea and subsidiary A2SEA. Two vessels, DP2 Innovation and SEA INSTALLER, were deployed for works which began in January 2018.

Hornsea One is just one of multiple zones being developed by Orsted off the Yorkshire coast. The company recently held community events for the Hornsea Project Two wind farm to inform the public of onshore cabling works which will kick off in March.

Hornsea Project Two secured a Contract for Difference in September 2017. The 1.4GW project will be located 89km off the Yorkshire Coast and will feature 165 Siemens Gamesa turbines for the project. When operational in 2022, the wind farm is expected to supply clean electricity to over 1.3 million homes.

Furthermore, 0rsted is currently moving forward with Hornsea Three and Hornsea Four projects. It submitted consent to the Planning Inspectorate in June 2018 for Horsea Three, and plans to submit consent for Hornsea Four next year.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 18 Feb 2019
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