World's biggest offshore wind farm to be constructed off the coast of Yorkshire
Posted on: 10/03/2016

The world’s biggest offshore wind farm- Hornsea Project One- will see 174 turbines built 75 miles off the coast of Grimsby.

This is a huge project; each turbine will be taller than the Gherkin and the entire wind farm will span an area five times the size of Hull. Developers Dong Energy has taken the final decision to proceed with the 1.2 gigawatt project, which would create 2,000 jobs during construction and powering a total of 1 million homes once the farm is operational by 2020.

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd announced last year that the Government would make funding available for up to another 10 gigawatts of offshore wind farm capacity to be built during the 2020, subject to cost reduction conditions.

She added, "This project means secure, clean energy for the country, jobs and financial security for working people and their families, and more skills and growth boosting the Northern Powerhouse."

The project will be built 75 miles off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea and cover approximately 157 square miles. It will comprise up to 240 turbines, with each one 623 feet in height.

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