Environment

Caring for the natural environment is a crucial part of the development, construction and operation of our offshore wind projects. Here you will discover some of the work we are undertaking.

Scientists from the Holderness Fishing Industry Group work on the MV Huntress in Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm

Caring for crustacean habitats

We want to ensure our impact on crustacean habitats, fishermen and other sea users is minimised during the construction and operation of our offshore wind farms. Working with Holderness Fishing Industry Group, we have conducted studies to investigate the effects of fishing in a wind farm by examining the ecological effects on shellfish at Ørsted’s Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm. Here, you will discover the research findings and explore how fisheries and wind farms can co-exist and help us make further improvements to the way we work. 

We're working with others to ensure marine areas receive the right protection

“Tackling climate change is now more urgent than ever, and to reach net zero carbon emissions will require collaboration, coordination and strategic alignment between stakeholders, industry and Government".


Benj Sykes, Ørsted UK’s Head of Market Development, Consenting and External Affairs