Ørsted achieves first power from Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm

Ørsted achieves first power from Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm

21 Dec 2021

Ørsted has achieved first power from the 1.32GW Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea.

The Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm, located approximately 89km off the coast of Yorkshire, will be able to power up over 1.3m households. The project will help in offsetting about 1.9m tonnes of CO2 and 46,000 tonnes of SO2 emissions per year.

According to Ørsted, the installation of the project’s offshore substation (OSS) and reactive compensation station (RCS) were finished in late October 2021. Since then, Ørsted and its partners have been working to commission and power the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm in preparation for its projected operational date in 2022.

The electricity generated by the project's 165 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines, each with an 8MW capacity, will be delivered to the offshore substation and the reactive compensation station via 373km of array cables.

From there, the power will be transmitted to the national grid through 390km of offshore and 40km of onshore export cables, which will end at the Killingholme onshore substation.

The 1.2GW Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm has been operational since June 2019. The output of the two Hornsea projects, when combined, will be able to fulfill the power consumption demands of over 2.3m homes.

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