ABB To Connect 1.4 Gigawatt Hornsea Project Two Offshore Wind Farm To Grid
Posted by Charles Decuir on July 16, 2018 3:20 PM EDT
Swiss technology giant ABB has this week announced it has won the contract to connect the mammoth 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm to the UK National Grid, a project which will supply over 1.3 million homes with power.
Danish energy group Ørsted has been finalizing contracts for its 1.4 GW Hornsea Project Two recently, signing a wind turbine supply order with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in late June to provide 165 of its SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines. Ørsted, or DONG Energy as it was at the time, acquired the rights to the Hornsea offshore wind development zone back in August of 2015, having already acquired the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm development from the SMart Wind consortium earlier that year. The project was originally conceived as a 1.8 GW megalith but has since been scaled down to 1.4 GW, and is expected to begin construction in 2021.